General Assembly, the New York-based education startup that offers classes and mingling space to tech developers and entrepreneurs, has raised $10 million in new funding, via an SEC filing. A spokesperson for the company confirmed the new investment but did not reveal who the new investors are.
UPDATE: General Assembly has disclosed the investors in the round. These include Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s Vegas TechFund (General Assembly will expand to Las Vegas in 2013), John Fisher, private equity firm Mousse Partners, Maveron, Bezos Expeditions, Tom Vander Ark, Alexis Ohanian, Hosain Rahman, and Alex Asseily.
The new capital will allow General Assembly to increase its course offerings offline and online, scale its enterprise education offerings and develop its newer locations, including an expansion to Las Vegas.
General Assembly originally launched as a co-working space but quickly evolved into an urban educational facility and event space for the technology and design industry. The company, which was co-founded by Brad Hargreaves, Adam Pritzker, Matthew O. Brimer and Jake Schwartz, offers classes and seminars on technology, business and design.
The organization previously raised $4.5 million in funding from Jeff Bezos, Howard Schultz’s VC firm, Maveron, Yuri Milner, Alexis Ohanian, and others. NYC’s Economic Development Corporation also gave General Assembly a $200,000 grant in early 2011.
In the future, the startup wants to create a global network of campuses for individuals seeking opportunities in education, technology, business and design, and is also looking to move their educational content online. We can assume this new round of funding will help accomplish these goals.
General Assembly offers education and opportunity in technology, design and entrepreneurship. It provides educational programming and support across eight physical campuses and online in order to facilitate collaborative practices and learning opportunities across a community inspired by the entrepreneurial experience.