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Duolingo

Duolingo has turned the gamification of education into a model for success, winning well over 150 million users—a particularly impressive number for a learning app. Duolingo offers free courses in over 20 languages and is the most downloaded education app on iOS and Android. The company solidified that dominance with the introduction of a flashcards app called Tinycards.  Tinycards, its first foray outside of languages, uses a mix of repetition, animation, and positive affirmation as a means of teaching users virtually anything from human anatomy to Pokémon names and statistics. And because users can make their own shareable decks on any topic of their choosing (Game of Thrones characters is a popular deck), Tinycards taps into another urge to compete—and show off trivia knowledge—between friends, making it the perfect education platform for today’s swipe-left millennials.

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staff: 60+
users: 120 million
headquarters: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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