Language Learning App Duolingo Raises $45 Million In Funding

Popular language learning tool Duolingo just closed a $45-million funding round led by Google Capital, raising more than double the total amount of previous rounds.

Duolingo has so far proved widely successful, racking up more than 100 million users and attracting new ones each day. Duolingo currently ranks as the most downloaded application in the Education category on both Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store.

Duolingo’s premise is that good tutors are hard to find — not to mention expensive. As a solution, the company aims to leverage technology, giving all people access to a personalized and effective learning experience.