https://www.duolingo.com/Theognome

Donations

I just read Duolingo's Wikipedia page. Nicely written- good info!

Regarding the language learning services of Duolingo, can students donate to the cause and, if so, is there a way to do this online?

-Theognome

July 4, 2013

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

Thanks for asking :) We don't take donations. The best thing you can do to help is continue using the site, letting us know what's working and what's not, and telling your friends about it :) We won't stop until there's nobody paying for language learning software.

July 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Theognome

The business model is elegantly brilliant.

July 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Heaned

If you translate, they earn money. The best way to support them is to translate as many articles as you can

July 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bvanw

Luis, do you actually make money doing translations or are you supported by grants?

July 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/oskalingo

I'm not aware of them receiving any grants. They have had ~$18 million invested in them by venture capitalists on the expectation that the translation service will make money.

http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/17/duolingo-raises-15m-series-b-round-lead-by-nea-will-expand-to-more-languages-and-to-mobile-soon/

July 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bvanw

Thanks OskaLingo. I was somewhat disenheartened when I saw that NEA had provided the angelisme thinking that NEA meant the US labor union-like entity called the National Education Association, a group which has absolutely destroyed public education in America. But upon researching it I found that this good NEA is New Enterprise Associates, an actual venture capital group. Good for them.

July 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Arthurva

Interesting article - thanks!!

July 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg

I just hope we never ever see a single advertisement on this site.

July 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ragosarose

amen! I have mentioned this site to a number of people. But it seems all the people I know are not interested in learning a new language..sad face I got no friends....

July 5, 2013
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