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Duolingo is the most popular way to learn a language online, with over 170 million users worldwide. Duolingo’s mission is to make quality education free, fun and accessible to all. It is the most downloaded app in the “Education” category on iTunes and Google Play, and the only education app to have been selected by Apple as “iPhone App of the Year.”

Duolingo is 100% free, designed to feel like a game and scientifically proven to be effective. It is used both by students in developing countries and the richest man in the world, a testament to its work promoting educational equality for all.

Pennsylvania’s most well-funded startup, Duolingo has raised $83.3 million from investors including Google Capital, Union Square Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Kleiner Perkins, Ashton Kutcher and Tim Ferriss.

The company was co-founded by Luis von Ahn, the serial entrepreneur and computer science professor known for inventing CAPTCHA/reCAPTCHA and receiving the MacArthur Genius grant.
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Duolingo enables everyone to have access to high-quality language education, for free.... Read more


At Duolingo, we want to give everybody the opportunity to learn at the rate that they could with a 1-on-1 tutor, but in a scalable, cost-free manner through technology.... Read more


Duolingo's mission is to bring free language education to the world.... Read more

Additional Culture Details

Duolingo takes great pride in its close-knit company culture. There is a great deal of collaboration among teams at Duolingo, and even when we are not working, many team members spend time together at company events, game nights and more. We also have a fairly unique tradition of eating lunch together as a team every day.

A few of the benefits Duolingo offers to employees include:
- Competitive salaries and generous equity
- 401(k) with a generous match
- Health, dental and vision insurance
- In-house gym equipped with treadmills and weight training equipment
- Daily lunch prepared by an in-house chef, in addition to snacks and drinks
- Flexible work hours for employees, depending on whether they are night owls or early birds
- Frequent celebrations for new employees and company milestones
- 20 days of paid time off
- 13 weeks of paid maternity leave, 4 weeks of paid paternity leave
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Pittsburgh, PA


99 US Employees


Education - Other

Recent Awards

Company Snapshots

The entrance to Duolingo's office.
The patio area - when the weather is nice, we open the garage door windows and it feels like being outside.
The micro-kitchen, where team members can make coffee and grab snacks.
A view of Duolingo's open-office plan, with team members hard at work.