Babbel Overview

  • Founded
  • 2007
  • Status
  • Private
  • Employees
  • 690
  • Latest Deal Type
  • Series C
  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $25.1M
Latest Deal Amount
  • Investors
  • 10

Babbel General Information


Developer of an online language learning application intended to provide help to learn and speak different languages. The company's language learning application offers lessons, regular review sessions, sync progress across devices, so that it is easier to get pronunciation on point with integrated speech recognition technology, enabling customers to learn a language anytime, anywhere on their desktop, smartphone or tablet.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Educational Software
Other Industries
Application Software
Educational and Training Services (B2C)
Primary Office
  • Max-Beer-Strasse 2
  • 10119 Berlin
  • Germany
+49 01888 0000000
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Babbel Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
5. Later Stage VC (Series C) 13-May-2015 $25.1M 000.00 Completed Profitable
4. Later Stage VC (Series B) 26-Mar-2013 0000 000.00 Completed Profitable
3. Accelerator/Incubator 14-Sep-2011 00.00 Completed Profitable
2. Grant 01-Jan-2009 $1.36M $2.2M Completed Startup
1. Early Stage VC 01-Nov-2008 $2.2M $2.2M Completed Startup
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Babbel Comparisons

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Babbel Competitors (58)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Speakly Venture Capital-Backed Tallinn, Estonia 00 00000 000000000 00000
0000000 Venture Capital-Backed London, United Kingdom 000 000.00 0000000000 0 000.00
00000000000000 Venture Capital-Backed Burlington, MA 000 000.00 00000 00000 000.00
000000000 Venture Capital-Backed Moscow, Russia 00 00.000 0000000000 0 00.000
00000 0000000 Venture Capital-Backed Jaipur, India 00 00.000 00000000000 00.000
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Babbel Executive Team (26)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Arne Schepker Co-Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Markus Witte Co-Founder & Executive Chairman
Julie Hansen Chief Revenue Officer & Chief Executive Officer, US
Hermione McKee Chief Financial Officer
Thomas Holl Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer & Managing Director
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Babbel Board Members (5)

Name Representing Role Since
Matthias Hornberger Kizoo Technology Capital Board Observer 000 0000
Stuart Paterson Scottish Equity Partners Board Member 000 0000
Tony Askew REV Venture Partners Board Member 000 0000
Walter Masalin NGP Capital Board Observer 000 0000
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Babbel Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %ile
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Babbel Investors (10)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Scottish Equity Partners Growth/Expansion Minority 000 0000 000000 0
IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
NGP Capital Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
REV Venture Partners Corporate Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
DEMO Traction Accelerator/Incubator Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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Babbel Acquisitions (3)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
000000000000 30-Nov-2018 000000000000000000 Educational and Training Services (B2C) 0000000 000000000000
0000000 21-Mar-2013 000000000000000000 Educational Software 000000 00000
FriendsAbroad 06-Nov-2008 Merger/Acquisition Educational and Training Services (B2C) 000000 00000
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Babbel Subsidiaries (1)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
000000000000 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Berlin, Germany
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