Monthly Archives: February 2010

busuu.com adds Portuguese online course and receives substantial funding!

Today we from busuu.com have two reasons to celebrate:

First, we are happy to announce that we have closed our first financing round with an Austrian business angel. The important six-figure investment will be used to further expand our language learning platform and grow our international user base.

This is an important step in the history of our Start-Up and we are very pleased to have found the right partner who shares our vision to revolutionize the way people learn languages!

Second, from now on you can learn Brazilian Portuguese on busuu.com! We offer an interactive language course in Brazilian Portuguese completely for free.

You can now get access to more than 150 learning units on 4 different levels and practice your language skills directly with Portuguese native speakers of our community!

In order to start with your free Brazilian Portuguese course, go to your settings page and add Portuguese to the languages you want to learn. Then you can immediately access your courses by clicking on your new Brazilian Portuguese tree in your language garden!

So today the whole busuu.com team is going to celebrate with some Caipirinhas! ;-) But stay tuned, more languages and exciting new features are going to be added soon!

Improved navigation on busuu.com!

We have improved our navigation within the vocabulary learning part – now it´s even simpler to browse through our language learning material! Please have a look at the new navigation short-cuts:

This is how it works:

  • To go to the following image, press the right arrow
  • To go to the previous image, press the left arrow
  • To play the audio of the vocabulary, press the up arrow
  • To play the audio of the key phrase, press the down arrow (only available if your are a premium member)
  • To mark this word for your personal vocabulary list, press enter

We hope you will enjoy this new feature and we are convinced that it will further speed up your language learning progress!

busuu.com among the top 5 in the BBVA Open Talent Competition


We are very glad to announce that busuu.com has been ranked number 5 out of more than 400 projects within the Spanish BBVA Open Talent Competition. This prestigious competition rewards innovative internet start-ups.

We have received more than 6,000 votes and therefore we want to thank you all for your amazing support!

To see the results of the voting,  please have a look at the BBVA ranking page!

Among the last 20 finalists, 3 winners will be now selected by a jury! Please keep your fingers crossed, we will update you about the results on this blog!