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How one founder navigated a highly personal product category and a major shift in focus

On this week’s episode of Found, we speak to Rob Schutz, co-founder and Chief Growth Officer at Ro. Ro recently raised $500 million, bringing its total raised to date to near $1 billion. The dig

Career Karma raises $10M to connect students to coding bootcamps

As edtech churns out more and more MasterClass copycats and coding bootcamps, it’s becoming glaringly obvious that students need better ways to navigate the crowded world of online learning. Career

JetBrains Academy for learning code launches for free during COVID-19 pandemic

During this pandemic, many organizations are offering free or drastically cheaper courses to help people skill-up for when we eventually get out of lock-down. There are numerous outlets if you want to

Where top VCs are investing in edtech

Education is a $4 trillion market globally in urgent need of an overhaul — so where within education are top venture capitalists optimistic about startups building large businesses by providing new

Despite Brexit, UK startups can compete with Silicon Valley to win tech talent

Brexit has taken over discourse in the UK and beyond. In the UK alone. The impact of Brexit has already rippled through industries all over the world. The UK’s technology sector is no exception...

Facebook could face billions in potential damages as court rules facial recognition lawsuit can proceed

Facebook is facing exposure to billions of dollars in potential damages as a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook’s arguments to halt a class action lawsuit claiming it illegally

Allbirds, Everlane investor Maveron turned away more than $70M for its latest fund

Maveron, a venture capital fund co-founded by Starbucks mastermind Howard Schultz, has closed on another $180 million to invest in early-stage consumer startups. The capital represents the firm’

Microsoft aims to train and certify 15,000 workers on AI skills by 2022

Microsoft is investing in certification and training for a range of AI-related skills in partnership with education provider General Assembly, the companies announced this morning. The goal is to trai

Singapore’s Saleswhale raises $5.3M to bring AI to sales and marketing teams

Saleswhale, a Singapore-based startup that uses AI to help marketers and salespeople close deals, has announced a Series A round worth $5.3 million. The investment is led by Monk’s Hill Ventures

Talent Garden raises €44M to expand in cities ignored by the WeWork-style spaces

Finding myself talking at a startup conference in Kosovo three years ago (as one does), I realized how close I was to Albania, a place which held some fascination for me. I managed to grab a lift with

Broadening education investments to full-stack solutions

Ryan Craig Contributor Share on Twitter Ryan Craig is managing director of Achieve Partners, an investment firm focused at the intersection of education and employment, and author of “A New U: Faste

New York’s programming ed tech startup, General Assembly, sells to Adecco for $413 million

The European human resources services company Adecco Group said that is acquiring the New York-based, programming, design, and management training startup General Assembly for $413 million. With the a

The hiring game

With nearly 8 million Americans unemployed and looking for work while nearly 6 million jobs remain unfilled, it’s fair to say that technology has not disrupted the labor market in a good way.

Edie Windsor coding scholarship selects 40 LGBTQ women to learn how to code

There’s a shortage of people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer community in tech — not because they lack skill, but because they lack equal opportunity. Lesbians Who Tech, t

Climb Credit looks to transform student lending with a new business model based on graduate success

The U.S. is facing a crisis in higher education. Once the ticket to the middle class life at the center of the fabled "American Dream", the college and university experience is now under attack from a

3 signs you’ll soon be attending a coding bootcamp at your college

It all started as an alternative to the traditional college education. Now they’ve caught the eyes of deans across the country. Coding bootcamps have been a trending topic in higher education as the

General Assembly And Google Team Up To Crank Out An Army Of Android Developers

Education startup General Assembly, hot off raising a monster $70M round of funding, has partnered with Google to offer an immersive course on Android development. It’s 12 weeks, full-time and w

General Assembly Raises $70 Million, Closing In On 25,000 Alumni Worldwide

Today, educational startup General Assembly announced a series D round of funding of $70 million. Here’s what CEO Jake Schwartz had to say about the news, including the addition of a new board m

General Assembly And 500 Startups Partner For Accelerator Prep Program

General Assembly and 500 Startups are putting their collective heads together to provide an accelerator prep program designed for alumnae of the GA's curriculum. The month long program is taking a

McDonald’s Teams With General Assembly For Employee Training Pilot

McDonald’s announced a partnership with General Assembly today at South by Southwest. They are launching a pilot program in which a small subset of McDonald’s employees can take one of tw
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