- Evoqua has announced their plans for a new 18,000-square-foot sustainability & innovation hub in Lawrenceville
- 1,000 Ford self-driving vehicles, equipped with Argo AI’s autonomous vehicle tech, will launch for rides on Lyft
- Locomation, the autonomous trucking company, is moving into a new, 40,000-square-foot space in Robotics Row
- Waymo is expanding east, joining the suite of autonomous vehicle technology companies in Pittsburgh
- South Side-based clinical-stage neuroscience company, Cognition Therapeutics has filed for its IPO
- Pitt earns its 15th LEED certification, giving the school 1.2 million square feet of LEED-certified space
The company’s public debut on the Nasdaq comes at an ideal time when investors are increasingly interested in edtech platforms, especially with students, teachers and parents looking to apps for educational resources and supplements. Currently, Duolingo’s largest market is the United States, which brings in 45% of the company’s revenue.
The language learning app’s stock opened at $141.4, which is higher than the initial IPO price. Clearly, Wall Street was excited. Duolingo’s $6.5 billion valuation makes it the latest edtech startup impressing Wall Street. In efforts to continue its dominance, Duolingo plans to use this boost to turn active users to paying subscribers. The company also plans to further expand in Asia, its fastest growing region.
From the Blog
The pandemic reshaped our thinking about our work habits, shifted our priorities, and created a watershed moment for businesses traversing some of the most challenging times in modern history. It has fundamentally changed us.
Our cities and our downtowns are no different.
In Pittsburgh, we are incredibly fortunate to have a beautiful city that offers premium cultural and sporting destinations, and is home to hundreds of businesses and thousands of residents. But the Downtown Pittsburgh experience is fundamentally changing.
How are we adapting? How is Pittsburgh leading the way in rethinking a city?
Jeremy Waldrup, president and CEO, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, writes in our latest blog how his organization is seizing the moment to create a once-in-a-lifetime impact in the Downtown Pittsburgh neighborhood that will last for decades.Learn More
Çetin Meriçli, CEO & Co-founder, Locomation
Duolingo from Pittsburgh goes public on Wall Street
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