- Udacity increased its total venture funding to $22.1 million with the announcement Thursday that it had raised another $15 million in Series B funding.
- The online learning platform, founded by former Stanford professor and Google X founder Sebastian Thrun, has enrolled over 750,000 students since its January launch and offers 14 classes.
- Thrun says Udacity's goal is to offer engaging, game-driven instruction instead of the typical online video course, and the company plans to use its new funding to enhance its interactive course architecture.
From the article:
Udacity, the online learning platform founded by former Stanford professor and Google X founder Sebastian Thrun, announced on Thursday that it has raised an additional $15 million in Series B funding. The round, led by Andreessen Horowitz and including existing funders Charles River Ventures and Steve Blank, brings the company’s total venture funding to $22.1 million. ...