CourseHorse, a NYC-based marketplace for people to discover and enroll in trusted local classes, raised $4m in funding.
The round was led by Red Ventures, with participation from existing investors (Brian Cohen, Owen Davis, Paige Craig, Scott Banister, Charlie Cheever, Clark Landry, and Learn Capital).
The company will use the funds to accelerate new market expansion beyond New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago, and expand its engineering team to build out its product offerings.
Led by CEO & Co-founder Nihal Parthasarathi, CourseHorse Based provides a marketplace for people to discover and enroll in trusted local classes, ranging from casual programs (such as cooking and art) to professional courses (like finance and programming).
The company currently works with over 1,500 class providers, offering 70,000 classes to 200,000 members nationwide.
Current educators in New York include Columbia University, Stanford Graduate School of Business, CUNY, SUNY, The New School, General Assembly, and New York Public Library; in Los Angeles include California State University, Santa Monica College, and Los Angeles City College (LACC), Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and in Chicago include The Newberry, Evanston Art Center, Lillstreet Art Center, The Art Center Highland Park (TAC); Chicago Photography Center, and Chopping Block.