Overview

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Acquisitions
2 Acquisitions
Total Equity Funding
$32M in 3 Rounds from 7 Investors
Headquarters:
Berlin, Berlin
Description:
Babbel is the market-leading app for language learning.
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Categories:
Education, EdTech, Internet, Apps, Language Learning
Website:
http://www.babbel.com
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Company Details

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Since 2007, Babbel has made learning languages fun, easy and accessible to everyone. The market-leading app consists of high-quality courses available for iOS, Android, on the desktop, and now Apple Watch.

Uniquely, every course is created specifically for each language pair by a team of education experts, linguists and language teachers. Babbel helps self-directed learners to discover a new language, and motivates them to keep learning: the average customer continues with the app for more than 12 months. The company's premium business model ensures an ad-free experience with the focus remaining squarely on content.

Currently, Babbel offers 14 learning languages (Spanish, French, English, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Polish, Indonesian, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish and Russian). These are available for seven display languages.

Babbel was founded in 2007 by Markus Witte (Chief Executive Officer), Thomas Holl (President, Babbel Inc.) and Lorenz Heine (Chief Innovation Officer). Over 350 people presently work from the company’s offices in New York and Berlin, representing 28 different nationalities between them. The company has been profitable since 2011 and has experienced 100% year-on-year growth since this time. The Babbel app now sees up to 120,000 downloads each day.

For more information, visit www.Babbel.com.

Funding Rounds (3) - $32M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jul, 2015$22M / Series C5
Mar, 2013$10M / Series B4
Jul, 2008undisclosed amount / Private Equity2

Acquisitions (2)

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DateAcquiredAmount
Mar 21, 2013Unknown
Nov 6, 2008Unknown

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Competitors (7)

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  • Busuu, a social network for learning languages, enables users to access audio-visual language courses and practice with native speakers.
  • dalango is an Education company.
  • Duolingo is a popular free language education platform.
  • italki connects language learners with teachers around the world for 1-on-1 online lessons.
  • Livemocha is a language learning community combining online instructional content with a global community of language learners.
  • Play your way to a new language!
  • Palabea is a video chat platform allowing users from all over the world to learn languages and share knowledge on various topics.

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Headquarters

    Bergmannstr. 5

    Berlin, Berlin 10961

    Germany

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