Codecademy Closes Series A

Codecademy, a site that teaches people how to become computer programmers, has sealed a Series A round from investors including Union Square Ventures, O’Reilly, SV Angel, Yuri Milner, Social+Capital Partnership, Thrive Capital, CrunchFund, Collaborative Fund, Founder Collective, and individual investors including Joshua Schacter, Vivi Nevo, Naval Ravikant and Sam Altman. The company reportedly sealed $2.5 million in the round, which will be used to bolster the development and design team.

PRESS RELEASE
Many of you have sent us emails and tweets over the last few weeks wondering what we’ve been up to. The answer is that we’ve been up to a lot, and we’re thrilled to (finally) be able to share some of it with you.
Since we launched in August, we’ve been focused on building a roadmap for making sure Codecademy is a project that lasts not just for weeks, but for years. Today, we’re proud to announce our first step toward achieving that goal. We’ve raised a Series A round of financing from some great investors and entrepreneurs, including Union Square Ventures, O’Reilly, SV Angel, Yuri Milner, Social+Capital Partnership (Chamath Palihapitiya), Thrive Capital, CrunchFund, Collaborative Fund (Craig Shapiro), Founder Collective (Chris Dixon), Joshua Schacter, Vivi Nevo, Naval Ravikant, Sam Altman, and several others. This is the first of many awesome developments for Codecademy.

We’re Hiring

We’re ready to bring more developers and designers on to the Codecademy team. You can find more about the openings on our jobs page, but we think there are few opportunities that offer you the chance to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. We’re creating an educational revolution and improving equality of access to education and we want you to be a part of it. If that sounds awesome, send us an email and check out our jobs page.

New Courses
Expect an update soon, but to celebrate this progress, we’re launching our first user generated course. Albert Wenger, a partner at Union Square Ventures, is the author of “Functions in JavaScript,” a new course available today.

What Else?
Expect a lot of changes the next couple of weeks – more content, more features, more everything. Ryan and I are incredibly grateful for all of the emails, feedback, and users who’ve worked with us thus far. We’re starting an educational revolution, and we’re glad we have some incredible people along with us.

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