About busuu

busuu's vision is to empower everyone in the world to learn a new language. We do this through highly engaging, interactive courses in 12 languages on web and mobile. busuu's magic ingredient is its global community of native speakers, who correct each other's exercises while developing their conversational skills. At busuu, every learner is not only a student but also a tutor of their native language.

busuu is committed to revolutionising the language learning process with the use of technology. busuu boasts more than 70m users from over 190 countries and has received several awards such as “Best Education Startup in Europe” and was named as “Best Google Play App 2015.”

The company is named after the language of Busuu in Cameroon, spoken by only eight people.

Visit us at busuu.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

Press enquiries

Please contact press@busuu.com for any press related enquiries.


The company busuu was founded by Bernhard Niesner and Adrian Hilti in 2008 after they met at IE business school in Madrid. busuu is now headquartered in London with Bernhard Niesner as CEO & Co-founder.


We have won a number of awards since the company was founded in 2008, e.g. The Europas, Google Play Best of, EdTech Europe, Red Herring, European Language Label and many more. Please see a full list of awards on our awards page.

Brand materials

You can download our logo and official press and marketing kits below. Please ensure that all photos are credited with © busuu and link back to our website https://www.busuu.com. Here are our brand guidelines for reference.

You can take screenshots off our website busuu.com, the iOS app store and the Google Play app store.

Press releases & coverage

Release More information
Partnership with Microsoft Teams in Education Link to blog article
Language learning survey 2017 Link to blog article | Results
New feature "Conversations" Link to blog article
busuu available in Vietnam, Indonesia and South Korea Link to blog article
Partnership with Uber Link to blog article
Partnership with Google Assistant Link to blog article
Open University Study 2016 Link to blog article | Results
New feature "Official language certificates" Link to blog article
Efficacy study 2016 Link to blog article | Results
busuu launches B2B platform busuu PRO Link to blog article