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Markus Witte

Markus Witte


As Co-Founder and CEO of Babbel, Markus leads the world’s most success  language learning app. Markus has guided Babbel from a team of four to one of over 450, operating from offices in Berlin and New York. Babbel has currently more than 1 million paying subscribers and was named the world’s most innovative company in education by Fast Company Magazine in 2016.  

Before Babbel, Markus worked at Native Instruments, a leading manufacturer of music software. Markus began his career in 1998 as a lecturer at New York University, following almost two years working as a lecturer at the Institute for Cultural Studies of the Humboldt University in Berlin. His special interest is media and communication development and the future of learning. He started programming computers in 1984. 

Markus Witte: „We are a learning company on the inside as much as on the outside. A team in which each and every person is constantly learning new things is incredibly thrilling." 

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