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Busuu secures €6 Million from McGraw‐Hill Education

Busuu, one of the world’s largest social networks for language learning with over 55 million users, today announced that McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, acquired a minority stake of busuu for €6 million. The deal also authorises McGraw-Hill exclusive global … Continue reading

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Startup Grind interview with Bernhard Niesner (busuu.com)

Startup Grind, a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs, recently hosted an interview session with Bernhard Niesner – the co-founder and CEO of busuu. The former Madrid- now Zurich-based language learning community has been bootstrapped for … Continue reading

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Milestone: Babbel apps crack the 10 million downloads mark

The language learning startup Babbel today announced it has achieved a record of 10 million downloads of its mobile applications. The apps of the Berlin-based company are available in over 190 countries. English is the most popular language learned with the Babbel app, followed … Continue reading

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busuu hits 30m users and launches a Spanish course for kids

busuu, one of the world’s largest language-learning communities, today announced that it has just reached 30 million users (out of 200 countries). Founded in 2008, Busuu raised € 3.5 million by the end of last year and moved from Madrid … Continue reading

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busuu.com raises €3.5m and moves its headquarters to London

busuu.com, the world’s largest social network for language learning, has just closed a Series A investment round of €3.5 million from PROfounders Capital and private investors. PROfounders Capital investment partner Brent Hoberman (lastminute.com co-founder and serial entrepreneur) will join the … Continue reading

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busuu.com apps reach landmark of 10m downloads

The Madrid-based language learning startup busuu.com just announced that it has reached 10 million downloads of its Android and iOS apps. Every day, busuu.com registers more than 20,000 downloads of its app by language learners from all over the world. … Continue reading

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busuu launches an interactive app for learning languages

busuu.com, a Madrid based startup that created the leading language-learning community, just launched the first language-learning app in the world that allows you to interact with native speakers. Whether you are waiting for the train or for your girlfriend to finish … Continue reading

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English Attack! opens for teachers, schools & companies

Entertainment Learning, a Paris based education-via-entertainment startup, just announced the launch of a platform for teachers, schools and companies for its flagship English-language learning site, English Attack!. The platform extends English Attack’s pedagogical approach to teachers, schools, universities and company … Continue reading

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busuu.com launched Japanese as 11th language

busuu.com, the Madrid based language learning community which recently won a TechCrunch Europas Award, has just launched a new language – Japanese. This means, that busuu.com is now offering its users 11 languages in total. Like with every other language on busuu.com … Continue reading

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busuu has more than one reason to celebrate

busuu.com, one of the leading online communities for learning languages in the world, has more than one reason to celebrate: First of all, the Madrid based startup has currently won the renowned Europas Award in London and is now officially … Continue reading

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