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  • Treehouse Lands $7M From Kaplan, Social+Capital To Help You Learn To Code

    Treehouse Lands $7M From Kaplan, Social+Capital To Help You Learn To Code

      Educational platform Treehouse is announcing today that it has raised $7 million in Series B financing from Kaplan Ventures, with participation from its existing investor, The Social+Capital Partnership. The round follows the $600K in seed financing it raised in October 2011 from Kevin Rose, Reid Hoffman, David Sze and Mark Suster, among others, which was followed by its $4.75… Read More

  • Learn Code, Get Hired: Treehouse Offers Free Courses To Another 5,000 College Students

    Learn Code, Get Hired: Treehouse Offers Free Courses To Another 5,000 College Students

    Quick to grow its user base and revenues, last month Treehouse decided to give back to its community by doling out $3 million-worth of free tech education to 2,500 college students. The scholarship received so much that it had to turn students away. This, combined with the fact the program was for U.S. students only, has led Treehouse to decide to do it all again, but this time go… Read More

  • Learn To Code, Get A Job: Treehouse Offers Free Courses To 2,500 College Students

    Learn To Code, Get A Job: Treehouse Offers Free Courses To 2,500 College Students

    Treehouse launched last November with an admirable (or terrifying) goal: To teach the world how to design and develop for the Web, iOS, and now Android. Essentially the lovechild of Lynda.com and Codecademy, Treehouse is building an educational platform that employs video, quizzes, and a little gamification to help aspiring programmers and app developers learn the trade — whether or not… Read More

  • Web Design And Development Community Treehouse Wants To Teach You How To Code, Get You A Job

    Web Design And Development Community Treehouse Wants To Teach You How To Code, Get You A Job

    Fresh off a $600K round of seed funding, developer education startup Treehouse is launching to the public this morning, using videos, quizzes and badges to take ostensibly anyone from n00b to 1337 in months. Unlike Codeacademy and Lynda, Treehouse offers a breadth of expert-curated web design, development and iOS development topics (HTML, CSS Foundations, Technology… Read More

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

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

    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 Sze, Josh Elman (Greylock Discovery Fund),  Chamath Palihapitiya (The Social+Capital Partnership) and Mark Suster (GRP Partners). Read More

  • A Mobile Photo Sharing Casualty, Treehouse Hits The Deadpool; Founder Off To Google

    In terms of hot spaces at the moment, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything hotter than the mobile photo sharing space. Instagram, PicPlz, and Path all have gotten huge amounts of funding recently. And the latter even turned down a massive $100 million+ offer from Google. So the space is just minting money and everyone is riding high, right? Well, not exactly. It can be easy to forget… Read More

  • A Pivotal Pivot

    A Pivotal Pivot

    By all measurements, the new picture sharing service, Instagram, is exploding. A week after their launch, they had 100,000 users. A week later: 200,000. A week after that: 300,000. And then they were made Apple’s App of the Week in the App Store. So yeah, basically they’re likely far past a half a million users already. Not a bad first month at all. But did you know that… Read More

  • Distilled From Burbn, Instagram Makes Quick Beautiful Photos Social (Preview)

    Distilled From Burbn, Instagram Makes Quick Beautiful Photos Social (Preview)

    For about the past six months or so, I’ve been using an app called Burbn. Despite being in stealth mode, the app attracted quite a bit of buzz as it was in the location space and built entirely in HTML5. Oh, and the $500,000 investment from Baseline Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz helped gather interest as well. But it turns out Burbn was a red herring of sorts. Or perhaps more… Read More

  • Fun Photo App Treehouse Has The Simple Sharing Mechanic That Facebook Needs

    What I want is simple: a way to share certain things with my friends, and other things with everyone. “Simple” is the keyword there because you can do that with Facebook, but it’s not simple enough. I want flick-one-switch simple, not create list, use drop-down, choose Everyone or Friends and Networks, Friends of Friends, Friends Only, Customize simple. A few startups are… Read More