Holberton School, a San Francisco, CA-based project centered platform for training students to become skilled full-stack software engineers, raised $2.3m in seed funding.
The round was led by daphni with participation from Reach Capital and Insight Venture Partners as well as current investors Trinity Ventures, Jerry Yang, Partech Ventures and Jonathan Boutelle.
The company, which has raised $4.3M in total funding, intends to use the funds to expand their program to more than 100 students a year (from the current 30).
Led by Julien Barbier, Holberton School focuses on teaching how to learn instead of teaching a specific tool or programming language. It does it by using project-based learning and peer learning to train software engineers by giving them increasingly difficult programming challenges to solve, and give them minimal initial directions on how to solve them.
This gives students the chance to naturally look for the theory and tools they need, understand them, use them, work together, and help each other.
Holberton became the world’s first school to deliver secure academic certificates within the bitcoin blockchain.