Duolingo is the most popular way to learn languages in the world. Best of all, it's 100% free!

https://www.duolingo.com/ColbyStein

How is Duolingo funded?

How do they make money and afford to pay their staff? Seeing as it's free to use, I was wondering if they took donations.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

Duolingo raised most of its money through funding from investors.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/18/duolingo-raises-20m-series-c-round-led-by-kleiner-perkins-wants-to-dominate-online-language-learning/

This describes Duolingo's business model: https://www.duolingo.com/info

Although it doesn't mention who specifically Duolingo translates articles for there, Duolingo translates articles for CNN and BuzzFeed.

4 years ago

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I though it was with the paid translations. I knew another great app that was free, it was Livemocha, but it has been bought by a silly company that completely ruined it, I wish Duolingo never to be bought.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ColbyStein

Danke!

4 years ago

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There are lots of successful apps that are free to use. Some of them go on to be sold for gazillions making the founders and early investors very rich. I have no idea whether that is what is planned for Duolingo.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SpaceX23

I had the same question here

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SpaceX23

The gray thing is the link

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/John340775

I am just grateful to Duolingo, and really hope it makes money for the founders.

1 year ago