Codecademy Raises Series A funding

Codecademy, a San Francisco, CA-based website where users can learn how to become programmers, has raised a Series A funding round.

Backers include Union Square Ventures, O’Reilly, SV Angel, Yuri Milner, Social+Capital Partnership (Chamath Palihapitiya), Thrive Capital, CrunchFund, Collaborative Fund (Craig Shapiro), Founder Collective (Chris Dixon), Joshua Schacter, Vivi Nevo, Naval Ravikant, Sam Altman, etc.

Launched in August by Zach Sims and Ryan Bubinski, the company is launching its first user generated course (“Functions in JavaScript”) created by Albert Wenger, a partner at Union Square Ventures, and is adding new content and features.

Codecademy is also hiring developers and designers (




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