One Month, a startup that aims to teach learners new digital skills in 30 days, has raised a $770k Seed Round from investors including Winklevoss Capital, Innovation Works, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Start Fund, Oliver Jung, Lew Moorman, Y Combinator, FundersClub, and crowdfunding platform WeFunder.
One Month also took part in the Y Combinator 2013 Summer batch where it had received an initial $14k in seed investment.
Launched in 2013 by Mattan Griffel and Chris Castiglione One Month created the hugely popular One Month Rails, a Ruby on Rails course for beginners which is still one of the best-selling programming courses of all time according to the startup.
To date over 14.5k leaners signed up for One Month, generating over $500k in sales and completing 150k lessons on the platform. There are currently two courses available on One Month: Rails and HTML & CSS, both cost $99. With the funding the team aims to extend its offering into new topics, breaking them down following the startup’s accelerated learning philosophy.
“We think that when it comes to learning a new skill, the first 30 days are the most important to determine whether someone is going to quit or not.”
states Mattan Griffel.
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