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Thomas Holl

Thomas Holl

Chief technology officer and founder, Babbel
Thomas Holl is the co-founder of Babbel, the market-leading language learning platform. He has also served as Managing Director and led the company to its success. As Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) he oversaw the New Business Initiatives team, which identifies and develops new ways to engage Babbel’s customers and help them achieve their learning goals. Thomas led the company’s expansion into North America as President of Babbel Inc. He has also held the position of CTO (Chief Technical Officer). “It’s the international team that makes Babbel so special,” he says. “Everyone is fully committed to developing the premier learning product, and we all enjoy the certainty of working on
something the world truly needs.” Thomas co-founded his first company in the music software field: he created the world’s first MP3 DJ tool while studying computer science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology . After selling the company to Native Instruments, he further developed and optimized the product into Traktor – innovative DJ software that has revolutionized the industry.