The breaking news is Codeacademy are rolling in a generous Series A. As its name strongly suggests, anyone interested in learning how to code (using Java at least) can do so thru the site. The best part is the learning service is free and incentivized. No wonder that hardly several months since first released, more than a million users have tried it out.
Considering present circumstances that compel employees to seek new skills, Codeacademy and its ilk should be startups to watch in the long-term. Who knows what kind of contribution they can make to the modern-day work force?
Okay, the venturers officially involved are the CrunchFund, SV Angel, O’Reilly Ventures, and Union Square. Getting at least one of them right means you have a clear grasp of who is circulating influence throughout the tech scene.
Via: NY Times