Duolingo is a free language education platform that gamifies every lessons available in over 20 languages. The Company’s mission is to make language education accessible to all. Its platform is 100% free, designed to feel like a game and scientifically proven to be effective.

Type
Private
HQ
Pittsburgh, US
Size (employees)
368 (est)+2%
Duolingo is headquartered in Pittsburgh, US
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Key People/Management at Duolingo

Luis von Ahn

Luis von Ahn

CEO and co-founder
Severin Hacker

Severin Hacker

CTO and co-founder
Denis Meinert

Denis Meinert

Head of Finance
Rogelio Alvarez

Rogelio Alvarez

Head of Business Development
Gina Gotthilf

Gina Gotthilf

Head of Marketing and International Development

Duolingo Office Locations

Duolingo has an office in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, US (HQ)
5900 Penn Ave
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Duolingo Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Total Funding

$108.3 m

Latest funding size

$25 m

Time since last funding

10 months ago

Investors

Duolingo's latest funding round in July 2017 was reported to be $25 m. In total, Duolingo has raised $108.3 m. Duolingo's latest valuation is reported to be $700 m.
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Duolingo Financials

Market valuation

700 m
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Duolingo Operating Metrics

Duolingo's Users was reported to be 200 m in Jul, 2017.
Jun, 2015Y, 2016Jul, 2017

Users

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Duolingo News and Updates

Duolingo’s crowdsourced language-learning model is letting some weird things slip through the cracks

Duolingo has pulled off a remarkable feat. The startup, valued at $700 million, has built one of the world’s most popular language learning apps while…

The CEO of a $700 million company can boil down his hiring philosophy to a crude phrase

Luis von Ahn is the CEO of the language-learning app Duolingo and one of the creators of CAPTCHA technology. When hiring new employees, von Ahn said that "it's better to have a hole than an a--hole." That means it's better to have an opening in your company than to rush into hiring the wrong perso…

Duolingo's CEO on how he built a $700 million company and why he gave away his first invention to Yahoo for free

Duolingo cofounder and CEO Luis von Ahn is a crowdsourcing pioneer and the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as a "Genius Grant." Von Ahn grew up comfortably in Guatemala City but traveled to the United States to join the American tech scene. He is one of the creators of "captcha…

Essential tips, tricks, and apps to help you learn a language

Fait intéressant: Seulement 17% des Américains parlent plus d'une langue. Yep, according to a survey cited by Forbes, less than one fifth of Americans know a second language. And yet there are countless benefits to being bilingual, or at least able to fumble along in another dialect. To name a few…

Duolingo adds new language exercises and revamps its leveling system

Duolingo today launched one of its biggest updates in recent years. The company is introducing a range of new exercise types, as well as a new leveling system that lets you choose between delving deeper into specific skills or learning new content. When you are building a popular language learning s…

Duolingo Suddenly Has Over Twice As Much Language Learning Material

The free app’s new leveling-up design lets enthusiasts start developing advanced skills even when they are just starting out. With 25 million monthly active users, Duolingo has become an immensely popular language-learning app, for good reason. It offers free instruction in 31 tongues, and it’s genu…
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