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Ask These Questions at Your Next Job Interview

Interviews are a two-way street. As much as the interviewer is taking a microscope to you and your skills, you’re analyzing whether the company is genuinely the right fit for you. Asking questions during your interview helps you understand the company culture and is key to a successful interview. Job hunting site…Read more...
Tags: Labor, Interview, Articles, Human Behavior, Recruitment, Job Interview, Lifehacks, Chegg, Question, Survey Methodology, Observation, Human Communication, Liza Kirkpatrick, Unstructured Interview

Coursera is planning to file to go public tomorrow

Coursera, an online education platform that has seen its business grow amid the coronavirus pandemic, is planning to file paperwork tomorrow for its initial public offering, sources familiar with the matter say. The company has been talking to underwriters since last year, but tomorrow could mark its first legal step in the process to IPO. The Mountain View-based business, founded in 2012, was last valued at $2.4 billion in the private markets, during a Series F fundraising event in July 2020. B...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Tech, Bloomberg, B Corp, Edtech, Coursera, Exit, Udemy, Chegg, SPAC, K12 Inc, GSV, Jeff Maggioncalda, IPO Coursera

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

Extra Crunch roundup: 2 VC surveys, Tesla’s melt up, The Roblox Gambit, more

This has been quite a week. Instead of walking backward through the last few days of chaos and uncertainty, here are three good things that happened: Google employee Sara Robinson combined her interest in machine learning and baking to create AI-generated hybrid treats. A breakthrough could make water desalination 30%-40% more effective. Bianca Smith will become the first Black woman to coach a professional baseball team. Despite many distractions in our first full week of the new year, we pub...
Tags: Google, Security, Startups, TC, Gaming, Enterprise, Congress, Israel, Disney, US, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Artificial Intelligence, Netflix, Automotive

The tech-powered wave of smart, not slow, tutoring sessions

While starting a tutoring marketplace is easy, scaling is often where the troubles begin. Tutoring marketplaces require a base of tutors that have the bandwidth and empathy to work with students across different learning styles, goals and comprehension levels. The nuance means that fast scale isn’t foolproof and can lead edtech startups into a classic marketplace downfall: the inability to grow consistently while also providing definite outcomes. But, as 2020 showed edtech, the demand for quick ...
Tags: Google, TC, Education, Tech, Edtech, Chegg, Dan Rosensweig, Live Tutoring, Quizlet Chegg Course Hero

Brainly raises $80M as its platform for crowdsourced homework help balloons to 350M users

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a major upswing in virtual learning — where some schools have gone (and stayed) remote, and others have incorporated significantly stronger online components, in order to help communities maintain more social distancing. That has in turn led to a surge in the usage of tools to help home learners do their work better, and today, one of them is announcing a growth round that speaks to the opportunity in that market. Brainly, a startup from Poland that has built a p...
Tags: TC, Europe, Education, Indonesia, Funding, Articles, Tech, E-commerce, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Quora, Poland, Brazil, Machine Learning, Homework, Gamification

Shuffling Around

In the fall of 1983 as a junior at Cornell I took CS 481, Introduction to the Theory of Computing, from Juris Hartmanis. Needless to say this was the course that changed my life and led me down a path that would have me teach a variation of this course myself more than twenty times.For some reason one of the final exam questions is still stuck in my head.Let the permutation of a language L be the set of strings x such that there is a string y in L which is a permutation of the letters in x. For ...
Tags: Seo, Cornell, Chegg, NL, NP, Lance Fortnow, Parikh, Juris Hartmanis

Extra Crunch roundup: Inside DoorDash’s IPO, first-person founder stories, the latest in fintech VC and more

One of my favorite series of Monty Python sketches is built around the concept of surprise: Chapman: I didn’t expect a kind of Spanish Inquisition. [JARRING CHORD] [Three cardinals burst in] Cardinal Ximénez: NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition! I was reminded of this today when I needed to reschedule a few stories so we could cover DoorDash’s S-1 filing from multiple angles. First, Managing Editor Danny Crichton looked at how well the company’s co-founders and many investors stand to ma...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Gaming, Ecommerce, Europe, California, Entrepreneurship, Ipo, San Francisco, Tech, Diversity, Paypal, SaaS, Square, Payments

As public investors reprice edtech bets, what’s ahead for the hot startup sector?

Reports on November 9 that a COVID-19 vaccine looks incredibly effective moved the market. Software stocks sold off and long-suffering industries hammered by the pandemic saw their fortunes rise. It was odd to see airlines soaring and 2020 high-fliers like Zoom taking blows. But amidst all that noise, another sector that has great import for startups was also taking lumps: edtech. Looking at how a number of edtech companies traded in the aftermath of the vaccine news helps us understand how publ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Tech, Edtech, Chegg, Kahoot, 2u, Natasha Mascarenhas

Why I left edtech and got into gaming

Darshan Somashekar Contributor Share on Twitter Darshan Somashekar co-founded (acquired by Facebook), Imagine Easy Solutions (acquired by Chegg) and is currently co-founder of gaming platform Solitaired and a venture partner at TMV. Now that COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of digital education tools, edtech has become one of the hottest areas of investment. As someone who has been in edtech for nearly 20 years, t...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gaming, Column, Education, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Edtech, Chegg, Education Technology, Online Tutoring, COVID, Darshan Somashekar, Facebook Imagine Easy Solutions, Solitaired, U S Edtech

Equity Monday: Edtech and insurtech stay red-hot

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news, chats about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here and myself here — and don’t forget to check out last Friday’s episode that was honestly very good fun. This morning...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, UK, Tencent, Warren, Roku, Equity, Edtech, Chegg, Natasha Lomas, Equity podcast, Alibaba Square Dropbox EA

The best tutoring apps and websites

Stuck on a math problem? Need help with test prep? These five tutoring services can get you back on track.
Tags: Mobile, School, Trends, Teaching, Smart Home, Chegg, Princeton Review, At-home Test

Decrypted: Chegg’s third time unlucky, Okta’s new CSO Rapid7 beefs up cloud security

Ransomware is getting sneakier and smarter. The latest example comes from ExecuPharm, a little-known but major outsourced pharmaceutical company that confirmed it was hit by a new type of ransomware last month. The incursion not only encrypted the company’s network and files, hackers also exfiltrated vast amounts of data from the network. The company was handed a two-for-one threat: pay the ransom and get your files back or don’t pay and the hackers will post the files to the internet. This new ...
Tags: Security, Startups, Enterprise, Privacy, Okta, California, Tech, Ransomware, Data Breach, Fbi, Artificial Intelligence, Security Breaches, Social Security, SaaS, Computing, Search Engine

Hackers hit Chegg for the third time since 2018

Chegg has confirmed its third data breach in the past three years. The education tech giant, which last year was acquired by Thinkful for $80 million, said hackers stole 700 current and former employee records, including their names and Social Security numbers. The company had over 1,400 full-time employees at the start of the year. Chegg said it enlisted an outside forensic firm — without naming the firm — and notified law enforcement of the breach. A spokesperson for Chegg did not respond to a...
Tags: Security, Education, Tech, Social Security, Baltimore, Chegg, Thinkful, New York Thinkful

Frank raises $5M more in its quest to get students max financial aid

Frank, a New York-based student-facing startup, has raised $5 million in what the company described as an “interim strategic round” led by Chegg, a public edtech company. According to Frank founder and CEO Charlie Javice, previous investors Aleph and Marc Rowan took part in the round alongside new investor GingerBread Capital. The education funding-focused startup last raised known capital in December of 2017, when it closed a $10 million Series A. Frank raised a seed round earlier that same yea...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, New York, Money, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Tech, Economy, Private Equity, WeWork, Shippo, Chegg, Student Debt, Zoom, Frank

The Utah startup scene gets another boost with Album VC’s new $75 million fund

Album VC, a Lehi, Utah-based early-stage venture firm that’s been known until now as Peak Ventures, just gathered up $75 million in capital commitments for its third early-stage fund. The development shows investor confidence in Album’s young team, which came together in 2014 after the founder of Zinch — a site connecting colleges and students that sold to the ed-tech company Chegg in 2011 — decided to try his hand at investing in other startups. As that founder, Sid Krommenhoek — who stayed on ...
Tags: TC, Utah, Tech, IVP, Accel, Qualtrics, Chegg, Brigham Young University, Lehi Utah, Peak Ventures, Pelion Venture Partners, Sid Krommenhoek, Dan Rosensweig, Zinch, Krommenhoek, John Mayfield

Your vote matters — help decide the future of education innovation

Upvote/downvote each of the videos below! As you vote, keep in mind that we are looking for a winner with the most engaging social venture pitch - an idea you would want to invest in. Lumina Foundation and Big Think have partnered to bring this entrepreneurial competition to life, and we hope you'll participate! We have narrowed down the competition to four finalists and will be announcing an audience's choice award and a judges' choice award in May. The creator of the winning video — chosen...
Tags: New York, Innovation, B Corp, Chegg, Danone, Ashoka, Los Cabos, Lorna, Lumina Foundation, Dan Rosensweig, Todd McLeod, Andrew Cull, PeerFoward Keith Frome PeerForward, Cogniss Leon Young Cogniss, Practera Nikki James Practera, Practera

5 Brands that Centered Digital Transformation Around Customers

A keen focus on customer experience is helping enterprises compete and win in today’s highly competitive business landscape. That was the main takeaway of this morning’s keynote session at Adobe Summit—The Digital Experience Conference. “Powerful experiences change the way we think, interact, entertain, work, and relate to the world around us,” Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen told a record 17,000 attendees at Summit, in Las Vegas. “And the impact of these experiences spans from the largest brands and...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Adobe, Marketing, CMO, Las Vegas, Johnson, Intuit, B2b, Chegg, Modern Marketing, SunTrust, Consumer, Amazon Best, Hubert Joly, Shantanu Narayen

TechCrunch Conversations: Direct listings

Last April, Spotify surprised Wall Street bankers by choosing to go public through a direct listing process rather than through a traditional IPO. Instead of issuing new shares, the company simply sold existing shares held by insiders, employees and investors directly to the market – bypassing the roadshow process and avoiding at least some of Wall Street’s fees. That pattens is set to continue in 2019 as Silicon Valley darlings Slack and Airbnb take the direct listing approach. Have we reach...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Spotify, NYC, Finance, Government, Ipo, Funding, US, Tech, Banking, Policy, Netflix, Pandora, Zynga, Credit Suisse

A Typical Day in the Life of a College Student

I'm taking you through my full (busy) day at Hopkins.This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cengage Unlimited. The opinions and text are all mine.Hi everyone! I'm Kelly and I'm a junior at Johns Hopkins University; I also work as a blogger and the Social Media Director for CF! Today, I'm taking you through my daily routine as a college student, and also throwing in a few of my personal favorites for fashion and life in general.  Me when I was first admitted to Hopkins! Wha...
Tags: Sponsored, College, Washington, Social Media, St Lucia, Chegg, Hopkins, Kelly, Brooks, Kaplan, Johns Hopkins University, College Life, College Living, Gilman Hall, Hopkins This, Career Readiness Center

Village Global’s accelerator introduces founders to Bill Gates, Reid Hoffman, Eric Schmidt and more

Village Global is leveraging its network of tech luminaries to support the next generation of entrepreneurs. The $100 million early-stage venture capital firm, which counts Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman and many other high-profile techies as limited partners (LPs), quietly announced on Friday that the accelerator it piloted earlier this year would become a permanent fixture. Called Network Catalyst, Vi...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Mark Zuckerberg, Accelerator, Pinterest, Microsoft, San Francisco, Linkedin, Bill Gates, Venture Capital, Reid Hoffman, Jeff Bezos, Ev Williams, Gates, Eric Schmidt

Why the student loan debt crisis is about to get worse

While Wall Street and U.S. President Donald Trump tout news of a booming stock market and low unemployment, college students may be quick to roll their eyes. The improved economy has yet to mean higher wages for graduates already struggling to pay down massive debt, let alone ease the minds of students staring down the barrel of six-digit loan obligations yet to come. Federal student loans are the only consumer debt segment with continuous cumulative growth since the Great Recession. As the cost...
Tags: Business, Congress, Sport, Soccer, Columbia University, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, Jersey, Chegg, Fed, Powell, Scott Clayton, Bloomberg Intelligence, Jerome Powell, Senate Banking Committee, Top Stories LADN

Chegg resets 40 million user passwords after data breach

Chegg, a technology giant specializing in textbook rental, has confirmed a data breach affecting some 40 million customers. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said it will reset all user passwords after hackers gained access to the company’s customer database. That database includes users for Chegg’s website but also other products, such as citation service EasyBib, which it owns. The breach occurred in April, but was only discovered a week ago. Hackers stole...
Tags: Tech, Securities And Exchange Commission, Chegg

MORGAN STANLEY: CEO turnover is on the rise and these 7 cloud software companies have the most to lose (CHGG, SHOP)

Intel employees woke up one morning at the end of June to surprising news:  Brian Krzanich, CEO of the company since 2013, had resigned after the board found he had violated company policy by having an affair with an employee.  Krzanich's departure came as a surprise to many, including a former board member who told Business Insider's Julie Bort that the decision to find new leadership at the $228 billion chip company was sudden. But Intel quickly replaced Krzanich with an interim CEO in the f...
Tags: India, Trends, Intel, Silicon Valley, Morgan Stanley, Business Insider, Chegg, Brian Krzanich, Lawrie, Krzanich, Mike Lawrie, Julie Bort, Sherif, Bob Swan, DXC, Rosensweig

Happy April Fools' Day 2018: T-Mobile Re-Launches 'Sidekicks', Roku Streaming Socks, Brewolingo, and More (mac rumors)

April Fools' Day is here once again, and this year it falls on the same day as Easter. As you browse the internet today, be forewarned that many of the stories, press releases, and announcements discovered over the next few hours will likely be hoaxes made by companies with a proclivity for teasing their customers every April 1. If the past few years have been any measure, you can expect bizarre Apple-related accessories, an absurd product or service unveiling from T-Mobile, wisecracks from ...
Tags: Apple, News, Siri, Roku, Duolingo, Chegg, John Legere, Waldo, Wozniak, Howie, Pindrop, Steve Jobs Steve Wozniak, Jack Morgan, Mitchel Broussard, Ronald Wayne, Mike Sievert

California education firm Chegg buys Berlin math app startup

BERLIN (AP) — Two Berlin math wizards have solved a problem that confounds many a startup company in the German capital: how to build a popular product and sell it for profit within a few years. Brothers Maxim and Raphael Nitsche have sold Cogeon, maker of the app Math 42, to California-based education publisher Chegg […]
Tags: Business, News, California, Berlin, Ap, Chegg, Nation & World, Brothers Maxim, Raphael Nitsche

Analyzing Chegg Inc.’s Competitive Advantages

Chegg Inc (NYSE: CHGG) is a technology-driven educational-services company that aims to be a "student-first" platform. In this segment of our Industry Focus podcast, we learn how Chegg employs a content model similar to TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) to keep students engaged, while using detailed data it collects to enhance its tutoring and academic support services.A full transcript follows the video.Continue reading [Author: [email protected] (Motley Fool Staff )]
Tags: Finance, Consumer Goods, Trip, Chegg, TripAdvisor Inc, Chegg Inc, CHGG, Bb31553a-9f6e-11e7-96a2-0050569d32b9, Chegg Inc NYSE

Chegg Inc. Finds Its Niche

College students will no doubt be familiar with Chegg Inc.  (NYSE: CHGG) . The company's textbook-rental site saves students significant money versus purchasing books outright. In 2015, Chegg decided to alter its business model in favor of more lucrative long-term opportunities.Below, our Motley Fool Industry Focus: Consumer podcast hosts discuss the changes and their impact on Chegg's business.A full transcript follows the video.Continue reading [Author: [email protected] (Motley ...
Tags: Finance, Consumer Goods, Chegg, Chegg Inc, Motley Fool Industry Focus, CHGG, Cd31818a-9f67-11e7-acb8-0050569d32b9, Chegg Inc NYSE

Back to School With 2 High-Growth Education Companies

In this episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods, Vincent Shen and Motley Fool senior contributor Asit Sharma talk about two of the most exciting companies in education -- Chegg (NYSE: CHGG)  and 2U (NASDAQ: TWOU) .Technology is playing a bigger role in the classroom every semester, and both companies are at the forefront of this trend. Find out how 2U is locking down partnerships with world-class universities to offer online programs, while Chegg changes the way students write and study.A fu...
Tags: Finance, Consumer Goods, Chegg, Motley Fool, Asit Sharma, Vincent Shen, Industry Focus, TWOU, CHGG, Chegg NYSE, 3fe73c18-9e39-11e7-b788-0050569d4be0, TWOU Technology

Why Chegg Shares Jumped Today

Shares of Chegg (NYSE: CHGG) have jumped today, up by 10% as of 1:10 p.m. EDT, after the company announced pricing for its follow-on offering.Chegg had announced its proposed offering on Monday, in which it would sell 8 million shares of common stock. Underwriters would have a 30-day option to purchase an additional 1.2 million shares of stock. The proceeds would be used for working capital and other general corporate purposes. The offering has now priced, and Chegg will sell 10 million shares...
Tags: Finance, Consumer Goods, Chegg, 10% Promise, Evan Niu, CHGG, 6aaefcf8-7871-11e7-87e2-0050569d4be0, Chegg NYSE, Underwriters