Skillshare Raises $1M in Funding

Skillshare, a NYC-based global marketplace for classes, raised has $1m in funding.

The provider of the funds was Vegas TechFund, the investment arm of Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos.

The company intends to use the capital to expand to new locations, including Las Vegas, its reach internationally, as well as to add to its team, currently of 15 (read here).

Co-founded in April 2011 by Michael Karnjanaprakorn, CEO, and Malcolm Ong, CTO, Skillshare is a global learning community and marketplace for classes. It allows users to create their own local, in-person class in or apply to teach a global, online class that students can enroll in from across the globe.
Investors in previous rounds included: Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, Founder Collective, SV Angel, Collaborative Fund, Jason Finger, David Tisch, Scott Heiferman, Karl Jacob, Rafe Furst and Phil Gordon.



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