Busuu's awards and accolades

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Independent - 'IndyBest' Best Buy

Busuu was named the 'Best Buy' language learning app by the Independent in 2021.

Condé Nast Traveler - Best for sticking to a goal

Busuu was named the best language app for 'sticking to a goal' in a write-up of the best ways to learn a language by Condé Nast Traveler in 2021.

ZDNet - Best for goal-oriented learning

Busuu was named the best language app for 'goal-oriented learning' in a round-up of the best language learning apps by ZDNet in 2021.

ELTons Innovation Awards

eltons Busuu's AI-powered Smart Review won the Digital Innovation category in the British Council's ELTons Innovation Awards 2020 .

Global EdTech 50

global-edtech-50 Busuu was listed as one of the 2020 top transformational growth edtech companies in GSV Ventures' Global EdTech 50.

Sunday Times Tech Track 100

tech-track-100 Busuu was listed as one of the fastest-growing UK private tech companies in the 2020 Sunday Times Tech Track 100.

EdTech Breakthrough Awards

edtech-breakthrough Busuu was named Language Learning App of the Year in the EdTech Breakthrough Awards 2020.

EdTechX Global All-Star Awards

edtechx- Busuu won a 2020 EdTechX Global All-Star Award in the Impact category.

The Europas

europa Busuu was a finalist in The Europas awards 2019 in the 'Hottest EdTech Startup' category.

EdTechXGlobal Awards

edtechx19 Busuu was a finalist in the 2019 EdTechXGlobal Awards.

DtGV Best Language App

Busuu was rated the best language learning app in a 2018 study by the German Association for Consumer Studies (DtGV). Read more.

EY Entreprenur of the Year

eyeoy Busuu's co-founder and CEO, Bernhard Niesner was named a UK EY Entreprenuer of the Year in the Disruptor category in 2018. Read more.

Comenius Award

Busuu was awarded a 2018 Comenius Award by GPI (Gesellschaft für Pädagogik, Informationen und Medien e.V – The Society for Pedagogy, Information and Media) in Germany. Read more.


Busuu won an EdWards in 2018, an award from the EDUCATE project based at the Institue of Education - UCL. Read more.


Busuu won a SIIA CODiE Award in 2017 and was named the best instructional solution for English as a Second Language (ESL), English Language Learners (ELL) and World Language Acquisition Solution.

The Europas

Busuu was nominated for an award at The Europas in 2017, and was shortlisted in the category 'Best Education Startup' in 2016.

Bloomberg Business Innovators

Busuu was named a Bloomberg Business Innovator in 2016 in the "Changing Thinking" category. Read more.

Google Play Editors' Choice

In 2016, Busuu was awarded an Editors' Choice badge by the Google Play store.

Google Play Top Developer

Busuu was awarded a Google Play Top Developer badge in 2016.

Google Play “Best Apps of 2015”

Busuu was selected by Google as one of the “Best Apps of 2015”. Read more.

EdTech Europe

Busuu was named one of "Europe’s 20 Fastest Growing And Most Innovative e-Learning Companies" by EdTech Europe in 2014. Read more.

App Store “Best of 2014”

In 2014, Busuu was featured by Apple as one of the best apps in the iTunes Store in Switzerland.

BETT EdTech Innovator Award

Busuu won the Edmix EdTech Innovator Award 2014.

The Europas

Busuu won an award at The Europas in the ‘Best Education, Recruitment, Media Startup’, and was also a finalist at The Europas in 2012. Read more.

Red Herring Top 100 European Innovator

Busuu was named a Red Herring Top 100 European Innovator in 2010. Read more.

Innovators’ Pitch at CeBIT

Busuu was a winner in the Business to Consumer category at the The Innovators’ Pitch . Read more.

The Europas

Busuu was nominated in two categories at The Europas in 2010: Best European Web Application and Best Learning Startup.

European Language Label

Busuu won the European Language Label award in 2010. Read more.

European TechCrunch Awards

Busuu was nominated in two categories at the European TechCrunch Awards in 2009: Best Bootstrapped Start-Up and Best Web Application.

AlwaysOn Global 250

Busuu won an award in the Digital Education category at the AO Global 250 in 2009. Read more.

“Premios de Internet”

Busuu was nominated as one of the best websites of the year in 2009 by the Spanish award “Premios de Internet”.

Cannes Silver Lion

Busuu won a Silver Lion in the International Advertising Festival Silver Lions Cannes 2009 in Cannes for our Silbo Gomero campaign. Read more.

WU Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year

Bernhard Niesner, Busuu co-founder and CEO Busuu, was named “WU Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year 2008” by the University of Economics & Business of Vienna, in Austria. Read more.