It’s time for celebration: busuu.com is celebrating its 3rd birthday! In three years we have grown impressively – over 2,500,000 users from all over the world have registered to learn up to 9 different languages online with busuu.com.
Check out our main achievements in the last year:
- busuu.com was the Red Herring 100 European Winner. This competition honors the most innovative companies in Europe.
- The first busuu language game was born: Users can challenge each other on their language skills to win juicy busuu berries!
- Our interactive Russian course was implemented, followed by Turkish and Polish courses bringing our total offering to 9 different languages.
- busuu.com went mobile with our 7 new iPhone applications, which include our full content and are available for free download from the iTunes App Store.
- busuu.com received a “highly recommended” distinction at the TechCrunch Awards, in the Best Learning Start-Up category!
- A strategic partnership with leading publisher Collins was finalized, allowing us to offer detailed grammar explanations in 4 languages to our native English speakers.
- A successful campaign to save the nearly extinct Busuu language, including our funny YouTube music video (now seen by 200,000+ people), and our Save Busuu Facebook fanpage (with nearly 6,000 fans worldwide), was launched.
- A cooperation with The Guardian and Macmillan offers the possibility to read The Guardian on busuu.com and look up definitions in the integrated Macmillan dictionary.
- A voice recording feature was added to our list of functionalities. You can now record your voice and have your pronunciation corrected by a native speaker!
- The busuu.com Language Barometer 2011, the worldwide largest online survey about the future of language learning, was created in collaboration with the IE Business School.
- Martin Varsavsky, a great fan of busuu.com and well respected serial entrepreneur, decided to invest in our start-up to help us grow our language learning platform to the next level.
Thanks to all of you for your active participation that makes busuu.com such a great community for language learning! We hope you’ll enjoy our special gift and we are looking forward to celebrating many more birthdays and other special occasions with you!
Sing Happy Birthday in busuu with us now!