Preply is a language learning app and e-learning platform that pairs students with private tutors remotely via online chat.

Preply is building a personalized learning space that will enable individual learners to reach their goals in the fastest way possible. 

Preply was founded in Ukraine in 2012 by Serge Lukianov, Dmytro Voloshyn, and Kirill Bigai. The company is headquartered in Brighton, Massachusetts, with offices in Kyiv, Berlin, and Barcelona.


Preply uses a machine learning algorithm to increase matching efficiency between learners and tutors on a variety of parameters such as price, availability, country of birth, other languages spoken, learning objectives and more.


Preply developed a  proprietary Curriculum product that is complementing human learning by providing placement tests with AI voice recognition, interactive vocabulary exercises, available on all platforms and other features.


Preply has more than 15 million lessons booked on the platform, with 140,000 tutors teaching 50 languages in 203 countries worldwide.


Preply is backed by Hoxton Ventures, Point Nine Capital, Full In Partners, Owl Ventures, All Iron Ventures, The Family, EduCapital, Diligent Capital and others. The company raised $49.5M in new financing on Apr 04, 2022. This brings Preply's total funding to $100.1M to date.



  • Year founded: 2012
  • Funding Info: $100.1M over 6 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Brighton
  • State: Massachusetts
  • Country: United States
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