Our baby was born today. Like new parents, we’re beaming with excitement to announce that Duolingo is now open to the world. We know, we’re biased, but we think she’s a beauty. Over the past six months, hundreds of thousands of beta testers have helped us refine the service. Many waited for months to get their invitations, and we want to thank them for their patience and for the more than 80,000 feedback emails they sent us. Some of them even made us blush, like this one:
“This is probably the single greatest thing currently on the internet.”
Our commitment is to continue working towards making the best language learning service out there and to always keep it 100% free.
Duolingo started as a complete long shot inside Carnegie Mellon University. We had no idea if it was going to work, but were fortunate that many others, like our investors Brad Burnham and Fred Wilson From Union Square, Ashton Kutcher from A-Grade, and Tim Ferriss, believed in our vision and took a risk with us.
So, thank you, and enjoy!
The Duolingo Team