Coursera, a Mountain View, CA-based provider of courses online, raised $43m in Series B financing.
Backers included new investors Laureate Education Inc., the World Bank’s investment arm, LearnCapital Venture Partners, GSV Capital and Yuri Milner, as well as existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and New Enterprise Associates.
Co-founded by Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, Coursera is an education company that partners with universities and organizations worldwide to offer courses online in a wide range of topics, such as the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and others. Courses allows learners to watch lectures online, receive interactive assignments, and collaborate with a global community of students.
The company is currently hiring (read here).
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