Duolingo

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).

Pittsburgh, PA
Internet
501-1000 employees
Founded 2014

the world's most popular way to learn a language

Mission

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.

Diversity & Inclusion

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.

Benefits

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

Culture

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.

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