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.
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Eric Grosse, Hotwire co-founder and the former president of Expedia, has joined TaskRabbit as chief executive. Based in San Francisco, TaskRabbit is a service networking platform that operates like an online temp agency, putting service providers in touch with consumers who need help. The company is backed by investors including Baseline Ventures, First Round Capital, FLOODGATE Fund, Collaborative Fund and Shasta Ventures.
Shasta Ventures led a $5 million Series A financing in TaskRabbit, the California-based service networking company. Other investors in the round included. Baseline Ventures, First Round Capital, FLOODGATE, Collaborative Fund, and 500 Startups.
Collaborative Fund wrapped up a first close on its $6 million fund last month and is moving toward its second and final close shortly, founder and CEO Craig Shapiro tells peHUB. The fund isn’t mammoth, but Collaborative and Shapiro plan to stick to the theme implied by the name—the growth investor will be backing up [...]