Duolingo Scores $1.5B Valuation With Latest Funding Round

Law360 (December 4, 2019, 3:27 PM EST) -- Language-learning company Duolingo said Wednesday it reached so-called unicorn status with a $1.5 billion valuation after raising $30 million in its latest funding round.

Alphabet Inc. investment fund CapitalG led the Series F financing round that helped Duolingo become the first Pittsburgh technology startup to become a unicorn, or reach a valuation of at least $1 billion, Duolingo said. Duolingo is a free language-learning platform that counts Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates among its 30 million users, according to its website.

The new capital will go into product development and expanding its current team, Duolingo said.

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