Codementor, a platform that connects developers or people who learn to code with experts, raised a $600k Seed Round from a group of angel investors.
The funding will be used to drive product development and marketing.
Self-paced coding courses and platforms have not only become very popular for developers who want to keep themselves up to date with the latest programming languages but also among people who have never coded before and therefore start from scratch.
As with every topic, the need for personalized instruction increases with the progress being made by the learner and this is the point where self paced resources often fall short. Codementor fills the gap by giving people instant access to expert developers, similar to what services like InstaEDU are offering in the college space.
In an interview with TechCrunch founder Weiting Liu states that micro-consulting services and on-demand help is going to be a billion dollar industry, taking Google Helpouts and Amazon’s Mayday feature in the Kindle Fire tablet as examples for big players having entered the space early on.
Codementor experts can set their own rate for 15 minutes, the platform takes a 20% cut.
- One-On-One Programming Help Site Codementor Raises $600,000 | TechCrunch
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