In 2012, Preply was created to showcase to the world what good language learning looks like.
But beyond computer screens and language lessons, you might be wondering who the people behind Preply really are. Well, the answer is simple: a truly lovely bunch! We call each other Preplers, and we have one common vision: shaping the future of effective learning. And when it comes to reaching our goals, we are unstoppable.
Great products are only built by great people. Since Preply’s creation, our team has gathered more than 300 people and 35 nationalities. Meet the captains of our ship:
VP of People
Chief Product Officer
CEO and co-founder
Chief Revenue Officer
Nicole Gillett Wolfe
VP of Sales
VP of Data
Chief Marketing Officer
CTO and co-founder
Head of Design Ops and co-founder
Chief Strategy Officer
Each journey has its own unique story. And ours is one to share loud and proud (in every language, of course).
2012 - Prepare for liftoff
It all starts with one idea. And what an idea: to make language learning more effective for everybody! Our founders launch Preply, and the journey begins.
2014 - Skyrocketing
With over 3,000 tutors in 58 countries, Preply grows at a remarkable rate.
2015 - Acceleration
Preply graduates from Techstars Berlin: On a fast track to revolutionizing online learning. The Kyiv team grows to 15 Preplers (little do they know, they’re about to get a lot more colleagues!).
2016 - The only way is up
Preply raises a whopping $1.3M from investors like Mariusz Gralewski, Arthur Kosten, Przemek Gacek and RTA Ventures. Two words: Game changer.
2018 - Team grows to 100
That’s 7x growth in less than 3 years!
Preply raises another $4M from investors like Point Nine, with participation from previous investors.
2019 - Hola, Barcelona!
Preply opens a new office in sunny Barcelona and raises $10M from investors like Hoxton Ventures, with participation from previous investors.
2021 - Unstoppable
Preply raises $35M from investors like Owl Ventures and Full In Partners, with participation from previous investors. The tutor community grows to more than 140,000 tutors from 203 countries. Yes, wow!
We live and breathe our 6 core values. They’re the (not so) secret sauce for building a great product together.
We’re customer first and see humans behind the numbers.
We believe in diverse teams and candid interaction.
We prioritize what matters and design with pragmatism.
We make bold decisions, dare to dream big and think like co-owners.
We keep our egos low and use user insights to make decisions.
Our curiosity helps us view tough situations more creatively.
Ok, now we're just showing off...
Enough from us. Let our users do the talking.