Luis von Ahn

Entrepreneur and Computer Scientist

Luis von Ahn ([ˈlwis fon ˈan]; born 19 August 1978) is a Guatemalan entrepreneur and a Consulting Professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is known as one of the pioneers of crowdsourcing. He is the founder of the company reCAPTCHA, which was sold to Google in 2009, and the co-founder and CEO of Duolingo, a popular language-learning platform.

Book Recommendations


Zero to One

by Peter Thiel, Blake Masters

Because I don’t read very much I really just listen, I haven’t really gifted books. I mean, I really do recommend “Zero to One” to be honest. You should really read “Zero to One.”

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