Outschool, a San Francisco, CA-based live, video platform that introduces students to online classes, raised $8.5M in Series A funding.
The round was co-led by Union Square Ventures and Reach Capital.
The company intends to use the funds to expand operations with open roles in engineering, operations, and growth.
Led by Amir Nathoo, CEO, Outschool is a live, video platform that introduces students to online classes and offers teachers a way to supplement their income by creating courses.
The company’s offerings are created by independent teachers and include a wide variety of enrichment and traditional classes. Along with traditional school courses like algebra and U.S. History, classes are also abound including learning architecture through Minecraft, Spanish by singing Taylor Swift songs in Spanish, biology through Pokemon, and How to Become a Ninja.
Outschool’s options offer a high-degree of variety with over 8,000 classes ranging from one-time enrichment lessons to semester-long core courses.