Co-Working and Learning Space Galvanize raised $18 million Series A

Galvanize, a network of co-working and learning spaces for digital innovators and entrepreneurs, raised a $18 million Series A led by University Ventures Fund. Founded in 2012, Galvanize previously raised money from a group of undisclosed angel investors and currently operates three campuses in Denver, Boulder and San Francisco.

With the new funding, Galvanize aims to expand into three additional cities by 2015 as well as growing its staff and launching new course offerings. Galvanize offers 24-week, immersive full-time developer training programs under the gSchool label.

With each campus, Galvanize aims to create a diverse community of entrepreneurs, students, employers, mentors and investors, combining working and learning under one roof. Currently more than 150 companies are located at Galvanize including Box, WordPress creator Automattic, Good.Co and Pandora.

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