Where General Assembly got a reputation for technology education in an offline-teaching environment, last year CareerFoundry out of Berlin launched an online, customisable training platform for vocational tech skills for engineers, new employees and startups. The idea was that it remained a peer-to-peer environment where people would teach each other. In some respects it is similar to Bloc.io.
Co-founders Martin Ramsin and Raffaela Rein largely bootstrapped the company form the word go. Now they have raised a seed round. The fresh round of funding will be used to increase momentum and expand into new verticals.
The funding was led by Tengelmann Ventures, with Stefan Glänzer and Paul Föckler of Mendeley also participating. This investment brings CareerFoundry’s total funding to €1.2m.
CareerFoundry recently partnered with the EBS Business School Oestrich-Winkel, one of Germany’s top 5 business schools, to offer the first ECTS credit bearing elective on digital competencies in Germany.