Mango Languages adds 13, moves to bigger Farmington Hills office

Mango Languages is best summed up with one
word these days — growth. The Farmington Hills-based start-up has
enjoyed triple-digit revenue growth that has pushed it into double-digit
job creation.

“We have grown more than 100 percent year after
year over the last three years,” says Beverly Cornell, director of
marketing and social media for Mango Languages. “We have been
extremely focused.”

The foreign language instruction provider has
expanded to a staff of 35 employees, two independent contractors, and a
couple of interns in Metro Detroit over the last year. It also employs
another 150 independent contractors around the world. That’s after it
hired 13 people and created work for about 100 independent contractors
over the last year. It has four job openings now in sales, design, and

moved to new offices in July, occupying 10,000 square
feet and becoming the anchor tenant in its building. The move is
expected to provide enough space for its anticipated expansion over the
next few years, which should include 200 percent revenue growth and
another 10 hires over the next year.

“We have some very high
goals,” Cornell says.

Mango Language’s primary product helps
users master foreign languages. That product has been adopted by
libraries across the country, such as New York and Seattle. The firm
expects to double the number of languages offered to 70 within the next
four months. It’s also expanding its product line to include an iPhone
app, MP3 version, and more niche products aimed at sectors such as
federal government agencies and general consumers.

Beverly Cornell, director of marketing and social media for Mango

Writer: Jon Zemke