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Web Design Community Treehouse Raises $600K From Reid Hoffman, Kevin Rose, And Others

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The ink is now dry on term sheets signed by web-design education startup Treehouse. Impressively, those term sheets contain the autographs of Kevin Rose, Reid Hoffman, David SzeJosh Elman (Greylock Discovery Fund),  Chamath Palihapitiya (The Social+Capital Partnership) and Mark Suster (GRP Partners).

Treehouse uses short videos, quizzes and badges to help subscribers learn web design, development and iOS development. The service is dual tier, at $29 to $49 dollars per month and Treehouse has already signed on blue chip clients like Estée Lauder and Disney to use its wares.

“Our goal is to help millions of people around the world, who can’t afford formal education, get trained in web design, development and iOS,” says founder Ryan Carson. “This will help them get their dream job or launch their own web-based business. I think we could have a big positive impact on the economy and job market.”

Carson says that the company is already profitable, and only decided to raise funding because it wanted a team of rockstar allies. He plans on using the funding to expand Treehouse even further and “take the product to the next level.”