AFP 116 – Gabriel Wyner: Raising 500K on Kickstarter

Updated: April 27, 2020
Fact-Check & Editorial Responsibility: Kris Broholm

Today's guest is the best-selling author of Fluent Forever, Mr. Gabriel Wyner! Gabe's latest language learning app kickstarter recently broke all records to become the most funded app of all time!

Gabriel Wyner

I almost fell down my chair when I saw the total for Gabriel Wyner's latest kickstarter campaign.

Over 400.000 dollars had been raised. Today the number is closer to 500.000.

I'm not sure why I was so surprised, after all Gabe is fantastic in his presentation and execution of his method and sharing his passion and enthusiasm for learning languages.

And language learning is really popular these days. Just look at how many active users megasites like Duolingo has at the moment.

I think the reason for this surprise is because of how few people are actually engaged in the polyglot community. Not many people are interested in becoming a perpetual language learner, learning one language after the other.

There are however, millions and millions of people who want to learn that one language special to them. Be it Spanish to speak with their grandmother, German to speak with their spouse, or something else entirely.

To figure out what Gabe's app does, be sure to listen to the episode. In a nutshell the app makes it (way) easier to execute on the principles behind Fluent Forever.

In order words, it helps you create relevant, contextual, monolingual flashcards that feature images instead of translations quickly and of high quality. No more fiddling around for hours, or using boring standardised vocabulary lists that you will never use.

In this episode:

  • What has Gabriel been up to since his book was released?
  • What is the Fluent Forever App?
  • How did Gabriel come up with the methodology behind?
  • How did he create a kickstarter campaign for a language learning product that raised $500K?
  • Future plans and ideas
  • And much more!

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Kris Broholm

Kris is the founder of Actual Fluency, and has spent the last 8 years becoming an expert in language learning software, methods, and techniques.

Originally from Denmark, he now lives in Portugal and speaks 5+ languages at varying levels. His other interests are Wine, Online Marketing, and Travelling.