CareerFoundry, a Berlin, Germany-based learning community platform for tech careers, raised $5m in funding.
Backers included Tegelmann Ventures, Bauer Venture Partners and IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft.
The company intends to use the funds to hire new people for different positions, expand the catalog of courses, and improve the platform to optimize the learning environment.
Led by Raffaela Rein, Founder and CEO, and Martin Ramsin, Founder and COO, CareerFoundry offers online tech courses in Web Development, UX Design, UI Design and iOS Development for members to receive support from experienced mentors from such tech companies as Apple and Amazon that take them from beginner to working professional in 3-6 months.
The company aims to improve its service via a community providing students, mentors and employers with a global network to tap into for employment opportunities, which acts as a hub for these people to work together to accelerate learning and facilitate each member’s success.