Duolingo

Duolingo

Duolingo is a free language-learning and crowdsourced text translation platform founded in 2011 by Luis von Ahn.

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Timeline

March 26, 2020

Duolingo launches Duolingo ABC, a free English literacy app for children ages 3 to 6.

December 2019

Duolingo raises a $30,000,000 series F round from CapitalG.

July 2017

Duolingo raises a $25,000,000 series E round from Drive Capital.

February 2014

Duolingo raises a $20,000,000 series C round.

September 17, 2012

Duolingo raises a $15,000,000 series B round from Union Square Ventures and New Enterprise Associates.

October 19, 2011

Duolingo raises a $3,300,000 series A round from Union Square Ventures and Ashton Kutcher.

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Ashton Kutcher

Investor

Brad Burnham

Investor

Gina Gotthilf

Employee

Jack Morgan

Employee

Jeesoo Sohn

Employee

Judy Ziyu Zhu

Employee

Remy Marechal

Employee

Sean Chin

Employee

Severin Hacker

Founder

Tara Suan

Employee

Tim Ferriss

Investor

Vicki Cheung

Employee

Zan Gilani

Employee

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News

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Natasha Mascarenhas
April 27, 2020
TechCrunch
Earlier this month, edtech unicorn Duolingo raised $10 million in new venture capital from General Atlantic, per an SEC filing. With the raise, the online language learning platform accepted its first outside investor in almost three years. General Atlantic will take a board seat at the company, per Duolingo. The company, which was last valued [...]
Frederic Lardinois
March 26, 2020
TechCrunch
Until now, Duolingo's focus was always squarely on teaching languages, but today, the company launched Duolingo ABC, a free English literacy app for children ages 3 to 6. Originally, the company had planned on unveiling this app later in the year, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it decided to launch it early to help [...]
Frederic Lardinois
March 25, 2020
TechCrunch
Babbel, the Berlin-based paid language learning app, today announced that, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is making its service available for free to all K-12 and college students until the end of the term. Previously, the company offered a similar deal for students in Italy, the U.K., Germany, Spain and France. The service [...]
Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent
January 2, 2020
the Guardian
Duolingo's Scottish Gaelic course launched just before St Andrew's Day. Photograph: Duolingo/PA
Mary Meisenzahl
December 5, 2019
Business Insider
Duolingo, based in Pittsburgh, is now considered a unicorn after a $30 million investment from CapitalG, Alphabet's investment fund.
Mariella Moon
October 8, 2019
Engadget
Duolingo will release a new app in the coming months with a new audience in mind: children as young as four. It will be called Duolingo ABC, and the company tol...
ERIC RAVENSCRAFT
May 4, 2019
www.nytimes.com
Free language learning apps often promise the world -- but don't expect fluency from one. Here's what to expect before you sign up.

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