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Codecademy eyes the enterprise with $40 million in new capital

After going over four years without raising any capital, coding class platform Codecademy has raised a new tranche of money: a $40 million Series D round led by Owl Ventures, with participation from Prosus and Union Square Ventures. The startup is the latest edtech business to bring on capital after years without it, a list that includes ClassDojo, CourseHero, Quizlet and Udacity. But founder Zach Sims, who began the company in 2011 as a Columbia student, says that Codecademy’s growth, and hunge...
Tags: Startups, TC, Codecademy, Education, India, Tech, Coding, Edtech, Columbia, Udacity, Union Square Ventures, Chegg, Sims, Zach Sims, Owl Ventures, Recent Funding

To win post-pandemic, edtech needs to start thinking big

The edtech market raked in more than $10 billion in venture capital investment globally in 2020, but for students, parents and teachers, the year was defined more by its scramble than its surge. Nandini Talwar, a student and teacher’s assistant at Columbia University, wants to hold more efficient office hours so students don’t have to wait on a Zoom call. TraLiza King, a director at PWC and single mother, needs a Zoom alternative for her 4-year-old, who is too young to understand how to mute and...
Tags: TC, Codecademy, Education, Tech, Digital Divide, Pwc, Venture Capital, Columbia University, North Carolina, TCG, Edtech, Piazza, Zach Sims, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Bryce Durbin, Quizlet

4 edtech CEOs peer into the industry’s future

When Zach Sims first started pitching his coding startup, Codecademy , he framed it to investors as a corporate tutoring company. That was intentional, despite the fact that edtech is a $5 trillion business. “It was much easier for investors to understand instead of an education company,” he said, noting that the industry has long been defined by tight budgets and slow sales cycles. But, as millions adopt remote learning overnight, edtech’s reputation is changing — and investors are scramblin...
Tags: Startups, TC, Codecademy, Education, Tech, Edtech, Udemy, Zach Sims, Market Analysis, Quizlet, DreamBox Learning, Darren Shimkus, Matthew Glotzbach, Extra Crunch, Coronavirus, COVID-19

As some pricey coding camps fade away, Codecademy barrels ahead with affordable paid offerings and a new mobile app

Between 2013 and last year, the number of boot camp schools tripled to more than 90 in the U.S. alone, according to Course Report, an outfit that tracks the industry. Some — including The Iron Yard and Dev Bootcamp — have since folded, unable to find enough eager recruits willing to pay top dollar to learn coding skills. (The average cost of a 14-week program last year was $11,400.) At the same time, it has become apparent that when it comes to massive open online courses, a very high percentage...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, New York, Codecademy, Education, Columbia University, Union Square Ventures, Naspers, Sims, Zach Sims, Codeacademy, Naspers Sims

Online learning startup Codecademy launches paid Pro courses

 Codecademy has spent the last several years building a large community of learners with free lessons aimed at teaching its users the basics of how to code. But now it’s betting that many of them will be willing to pay for more intensive courses. Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Codecademy, Education, Tech, Online Learning, Zach Sims, Coding Schools

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