Oxford University Press bab.la acquisition EDBRIEF

EDBRIEF: Oxford University Press acquires Language Portal bab.la

Oxford University Press announced the acquisition of Hamburg-based online dictionary and language portal bab.la. Financial details have not been shared.

Founded in 2007, bab.la offers crowdsourced online dictionaries in 25 languages as well as translation and language learning features like games, quizzes, forums, and phrase books.

bab.la will complement OUP’s own online dictionary, adding diversity to its portfolio. The team of editors and language specialists will remain in Hamburg, adding a new geographic presence to Oxford Dictionaries.

bab.la raised investment from High-Tech Gründerfonds, Berlin Venture Partners, Mountain Partners and business angels including Michael Brehm, Stephanie Staar, Oliver Jung, Jens Müffelmann and Dennis Bemmann.

Further Reading

  • Oxford Dictionaries Redefines Online Dictionary Content with Acquisition of Multilingual Online Language Portal bab.la | Press Release
  • Oxford Dictionaries kauft das Hamburger Startup Bab.la | Gründerszene



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