The Flatiron School, a New York City-based educational platform for kids and adults to learn to code, raised $9m in funding.
The round was led by Thrive Capital with additional support from CRV and Matrix Partners.
The company will use the funds to grow nationwide and invest in infrastructure.
Established in 2012 by founders Adam Enbar and Avi Flombaum, The Flatiron School teaches web and mobile software development. The companu operates an adult program that places graduates in technology jobs at companies like Google, Intel, and The New York Times. In 2013, the school began teaching high school students using the same curriculum with which it trains adults for jobs in the technology industry. It recently partnered with DoSomething.org to offer scholarships for teens interested in coding, worked with Teach for America to offer teachers the tools for instructing students in computer programming.
This summer, The Flatiron School is expanding its high school programming courses in partnership with high schools like Dalton (NYC) Marymount (LA) and Palmer Trinity (Miami), as well as at local tech centers like Techstars in Austin and 1871 in Chicago.