Coursera, an online learning startup that offers free and paid short courses, skills certifications and complete degrees in partnership with universities and businesses, has raised another $103 millio
Verbit, a transcription startup with offices in Tel Aviv and New York, today announced that it has raised a $23 million Series A round led by Viola Ventures. Vertex Ventures, HV Ventures, Oryzn Capita
Coursera, the online learning startup valued at $850 million, has made its name primarily around its classes and degrees in information technology, data science and business. Now nearly seven years in
The funding streak for educational startups in Asia continues into 2019 after Emeritus, a U.S-Indian company that partners with universities to offer digital courses, landed a $40 million Series C r
Dan Genduso spent nearly a decade working in consulting before landing on the Disrupt Berlin stage to launch his first startup, Apoll01 — a small company with a big idea about how to solve Ameri
GraphQL, the Facebook -incubated data query language, is moving into its own open-source foundation. Like so many other similar open-source foundations, the aptly named GraphQL Foundation will be host
MasterClass’ $80M Series D announced last week marks a triumph in validating the potential venture-scale of content businesses in an era when many are founded with equal parts tech and media DNA. Th
MasterClass, the website that brings celebrity-taught classes to the public, like tennis lessons from Serena Williams and photography instruction from Annie Leibovitz, has raised $80 million to expand
Over the last few years, Google and Coursera have regularly teamed up to launch a number of online courses for developers and IT pros. Among those was the Machine Learning Crash course, which provides
Online coursework is exploding across all kinds of verticals and fields of expertise — but those courses inevitably end up on platforms like Udemy, and for Ankur Nagpal, that’s really not a wa
With traditional university programs getting more expensive and competitive, we’re seeing a boom in the number of alternative programs that are taking advantage of the internet and more flexible
Ten years ago, not long after Yahoo had acquired Flickr, its co-founder, Caterina Fake, bounded up and down Sand Hill Road taking meetings with venture firms that were interested in hiring her. She kn
After a big fundraise and subsequent reorganization last year at Coursera — which saw a change of CEO, as well as the departure of its COO, CFO, CMO and CPO (along with some 40 others) —
Developing skills-based online courses and credentials is the easy part. The hard part is getting employers to pay attention.
Tom Willerer, who has spent the last four years with the online education company Coursera -- the last two as its chief product officer -- is moving on from the outfit to become a venture capitalist.
As AI creeps deeper into each and every industry vertical, demand for experienced technical talent continues to increase. Now online education tools like Udacity and Coursera are being thrust into the
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When Andrew Ng announced Deeplearning.ai back in June, it was hard to know exactly what the AI frontiersman was up to. In his time since departing as Baidu's chief scientist, Ng has been developing a
Facebook shares data with disaster relief groups, Coursera is valued at $800 million, SpaceX is launching a secret spaceplane and iOS 11 restricts location data. All this on Crunch Report.
As the cost of in-class education continues to rise, and the cost for computing continues to fall, we're seeing a flourishing of startups that target the market for online learning. As one mark of the