3 Language Translation App Business Success Stories [2022]

3 Language Translation App Business Success Stories [2022]
Start A Language Translation App Business

Here are some real life success stories of starting a language translation app business:

1. Lotuly Ltd ($480K/year)

Robert & Mariona Bolohan (from London, UK) started Lotuly Ltd almost 4 years ago.

Revenue
$40K / month
Team
2 founders / 2 employees

Case Study

Our names are Robert and Mariona Bolohan, we are a married couple who also run their own business, you may wonder if we’re crazy and we probably are but we both have a passion for languages and that is why we created our own translation business called Lotuly.

We are growing every day, at one point we managed to grow to $40k a month and we are about to become VAT registered so exciting things are coming soon! We are also working on launching a subscription version of our services, and packages will range from $99 to $349 a month (we are also working on releasing a special deal for bilingual content creators).

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2. Gritty Spanish ($60K/year)

Eldon Mirjah (from New York, NY, USA) started Gritty Spanish almost 9 years ago.

Revenue
$5K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

My name is Eldon Mirjah and I am the founder and creator of Gritty Spanish. Gritty Spanish is a series of highly entertaining audio stories/lessons along with side-by-side Spanish/English transcripts. It’s designed to help improve a learner’s Spanish listening and reading comprehension.

Gritty Spanish was mentioned in several publications and language learning blogs including the Bronx times, digital trends, fluent U, Tell me in Spanish, NYU, Language Magazine, Bilingue blogs, and many others.

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3. Duolingo ($162M/year)

In 2000, Luis von Ahn was starting his PhD in computer science when he attended a talk and happened to learn about one of Yahoo's biggest problems: automated bots were signing up for millions of free Yahoo email accounts, and generating tons of spam. Luis' idea to solve this problem became CAPTCHA, the squiggly letters we type into a website to prove we're human. He gave away that idea for free, but years later, that same idea had evolved into a new way to monetize language learning on the web, and became Duolingo. Today, the popular app is valued at $1.5 billion, and is seeing a big spike in growth while people are confined to their homes.

Luis Von Ahn (from Irvine, California, USA) started Duolingo ago.

Revenue
$13.5M / month

Case Study

In 2000, Luis von Ahn was starting his PhD in computer science when he attended a talk and happened to learn about one of Yahoo's biggest problems: automated bots were signing up for millions of free Yahoo email accounts, and generating tons of spam. Luis' idea to solve this problem became CAPTCHA, the squiggly letters we type into a website to prove we're human. He gave away that idea for free, but years later, that same idea had evolved into a new way to monetize language learning on the web, and became Duolingo. Today, the popular app is valued at $1.5 billion, and is seeing a big spike in growth while people are confined to their homes.

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story
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