A Year From Launch, Skillshare Lands $6M From USV, Spark To Double Down On Project-Based, Online Classes

Super awesome. In a world of increasingly tech oriented jobs continued and self motivated education is important.


Skillshare launched one year ago to give those interested in continuing to learn outside the classroom a place to go for classes that took place both online, and in their local hoods. Since then, the New York-based startup has moved towards the massive, open online course approach, giving teachers and subject experts the opportunity to create courses and students the opportunity to take interactive classes online.

Skillshare’s growth has accelerated since, with over 100K paid enrollments in over 500 classes, while the platform’s most successful teacher in 2013 made over $100K from teaching on Skillshare — a number which Seth Godin broke in January. Thanks to this continued growth and monetization, the startup has officially closed a $6 million round of financing co-led by Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital. The new funding brings Skillshare’s total to $10 million.

With its live, interactive classes, Skillshare is part of a growing…

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