New York City-based Edtech Startup Skillshare Raises $12M in Series B Funding

skillshareSkillshare, a New York City-based edtech startup, raised $12m in Series B funding.

The round was co-led by Amasia and Omidyar Network, with participation from Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital.

The company, which has raised $25m in total funding to date, intends to use the funds to continue to build its platform and expand globally.

Led by CEO and co-founder Michael Karnjanaprakorn, Skillshare operates a membership-based Skillshare is a global learning community for creators. Anyone can take thousands of online bite-sized classes (30-minutes or less) or teach a class themselves via its open platform.
For $10 / month, members have access to 5,000 classes with offline viewing available on iOS, Android and Apple TV.
The platform also offers over 500 free classes along with scholarships.



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