- Curious.com has launched an online video learning marketplace to compete with the likes of Udemy and Learnist.
- The company has secured $7.5 million in Series A funding, with backers including Redpoint Ventures, former Apple Chairman Bill Campbell and Kitch.
- The site, which is distinguished by some innovative interface features, charges users and converts payments to "Curious Coins," which are then redeemed for viewing.
From the article:
"... Another nifty feature that helps it stand out from the crowd is Curious’ internally developed media player, which breaks each video up into short 30- or 60-second intervals. Each section is watermarked, which allow attachments to surface at the appropriate interval and makes it easy to flip back and forth between sections. Comments pile up below the videos in a river, while students enrolled in Curious have the ability to view comments by section. ..."