Lesson Nine GmbH

Numbers & Facts

Lesson Nine GmbH is the company behind Babbel.

  • Online since January 15th, 2008
  • 20,000,000 online users from more than 190 countries
  • 13 languages: French, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish, Brazilian Portuguese, English, Dutch, Polish, Indonesian, Turkish, Norwegian and Danish
  • Vocabulary packages, grammar and thematic courses, writing and listening comprehension exercises and speech recognition, all with culturally relevant content
  • Cross plattform learning with the full-feature app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
  • Vocabulary trainer apps for Android, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Kindle Fire

Lesson Nine GmbH

  • Founded in 2007 by Lorenz Heine, Markus Witte, Toine Diepstraten and Thomas Holl
  • Located in Berlin
  • 250 full-time and freelance employees from 22 nations
  • Courses developed in house by a team of didactic and linguistic experts, product designers and native speakers
  • 2008: Investment from KIZOO AG and VC-Fonds Berlin (IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft)
  • 2009: One million EUR funding from the European Fonds EFRE
  • 2013: 10 million USD investment from Reed Elsevier Ventures, Nokia Growth Partners, Kizoo Technology Ventures, VC-Fonds Berlin and VC Fonds Technologie Berlin