Pathstream, a San Francisco, CA-based startup that creates educational programs for colleges in partnership with Silicon Valley’s top tech firms, raised $12m in Series A funding.
Backers included TDM Partners, Hereditas Capital Management, Bisk Ventures, New Ground Ventures and social impact investor Rethink Education.
Led by Eleanor Cooper, CEO, Pathstream partners with employers to create courses that can be offered for credit through a network of more than twenty U.S colleges and universities.
The company focuses on software-specific skills (such as Tableau, Salesforce, Facebook Ad Manager) learned via an online platform that enables students to practice the same skills they will need on the job.
Last year, Pathstream signed a partnership with Facebook, centered on the design of a certificate program that prepares students to use Facebook’s Digital Marketing software. The courses are now being offered by more than twenty colleges across the country. The company is also working with Unity, the real-time 3D platform, to create a Certificate in Immersive Design using Virtual and Augmented Reality.