Duolingo is the world’s most popular way to learn a language. Our mission is to develop the best education in the world and make it universally available.
Founded in 2011 by Luis von Ahn and Severin Hacker, Duolingo is the most downloaded education app in the history of the App Store and in 2019 became the top-grossing education app worldwide. The app has been awarded Apple's iPhone App of the Year and Android's Best of the Best.
Learning a new language used to be expensive; we believe it should be free. Over 1.2 billion people are learning a second language and most of them are learning English to improve their lives.
Learning a new language is hard; we believe it can be fun. We use bite-sized lessons that feel like playing a game to keep our learners motivated.
With over 500 million learners we have unprecedented data insights on how people learn. Our teams of language learning scientists, machine learning engineers, and AI experts use this data to constantly improve our effectiveness. We’re building a future in which the highest-quality education is accessible to all.
Duolingo has raised US $138 million from investors including Union Square Ventures, Capital G (formerly Google Capital), NewView Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Drive Capital, Ashton Kutcher and Tim Ferriss.
Duolingo has been named to: Forbes' "Next Billion Dollar Startups" (2019), CNBC's Disruptor 50 (2018, 2019), Fortune's "Change the World" list (2019), TIME Magazine's Genius Companies (2018), Fast Company's "Most Innovative Companies" (2017, 2018, 2020), Inc.'s "Best Places to Work" (2018), Entrepreneur's "Top Company Cultures" (2018).
We’re here to develop the best education in the world and make it universally available. Our global team works together to make language learning fun, free, and effective for anyone who wants to learn, wherever they are.
We’re proud to say that Duolingo was founded by two immigrants, and our 500+ employees come from more than 30 countries. More than half of our employees are women or people of color, and women are represented at all levels of company leadership.
Medical, dental, and vision for employees as well as eligible partners and dependents
Mental health benefits such as therapy sessions and coaching to support you to be your best self
Fertility benefits to support your family planning journey
Fully paid parental and adoption leave
Fully paid subscription to Care.com and paid backup days for dependents and your fur family
401(k) with generous match and immediate vesting
20 days of paid time off, with two additional weeks off for winter break
First-time home buyer bonus (in Pittsburgh)
Competitive salaries and equity
Yearly stipend for professional development
Transportation reimbursement for however you get to work
Lunch prepared daily by our in-house chefs
Annual international retreat for all full-time employees
Monthly events celebrating our team and their amazing work
On-site gym and massages
Game room for taking brain breaks
Working at Duolingo is a lot like learning on Duolingo: we make daily progress while having a lot of fun. We collaborate with kindness, celebrate wins together, and make ample time to unwind and explore new things. We’re learners first.