Platzi Raises $60M in Series B Funding

Platzi, a professional education platform in Latin America, raised $60m in Series B funding.

The round was led by Prosus with participation from Foundation Capital, YCombinator, 500 Startups, FJ Labs, FundersClub, Hans Tung from GGV and Darian Shirazi from Gradient.

The company will use the funds to expand its educational offering in Portuguese, English and Spanish, ramp up its offering for businesses and continue building strategic partnerships with tech giants and governments and hire across product development, content development and sales.

Founded by Freddy Vega and Christian Van Der Henst, Platzi provides an education platform for lifelong learners, regardless of their background or prior skills. The platform consists of thousands of courses including Web development, programming, digital marketing, English, cryptocurrencies, soft skills and more. Thousands of companies use the platform every day to upskill their workforce, along with more than 2.5 million individual students starting their careers in technology within the Platzi community.

Platzi currently has offices in Mexico City, Bogota and San Francisco with over 200 employees.