The Madrid-based language learning community Busuu has just raised an angel round from Martin Varsavsky, the founder of FON, which it will no doubt use to continue its path to dominating the online language learning sphere.
The specific sum of this investment has not been disclosed yet. Martin Varsavsky had been advising Busuu before this round, and recently stated via Twitter that he actually uses himself Busuu to learn German.
Busuu was founded in 2008, and is now one of Europe’s largest online communities for learning languages, with already over 2 million members. Busuu users can access audiovisual language courses in currently more than 7 languages. Additionally, users can practice their language skills with other native speakers of the community via an integrated video-chat application and peer-to-peer text corrections.
Interested in Busuu? To find out more, just read through the interview we did with Bernhard Niesner, Busuu’s co-founder and CEO of Busuu, at the end of 2010.