OpenClassrooms raises $60 million to facilitate access to education
Previously known as the « site du zero, » the French startup OpenClassrooms is raising $60 million from the American General Atlantic and existing investors -Citizen Capital, Alven and Bpifrance.
Every month, 3 million users access to the digital campus. Founded in 2013 by Pierre Dubuc and Mathieu Nebra, OpenClassrooms fights against the talent shortage and stands out with a rich offer: more than 1000 online courses, grouped under 300 official certifications and some thirty degree courses from Bac+2 to Bac+5. Courses that enable millions of users to acquire the most sought-after skills, from web-mobile development to design, data analysis and marketing, and to (re)enter the job market more efficiently.
The e-education platform offers individualized coaching by a mentor, and each course is created by a teacher or an expert in the field, notably in partnership with the most prestigious schools (École Centrale Paris, École Polytechnique, ESG, Sciences Po. Paris…).
“In figures, we are aiming for one million OC graduates to be employed every year by 2025: the task is huge, and we need fuel to do it.” Pierre Dubuc and Mathieu Nebra, OC co-founders.
This new investment should enable them to diversify their offer further, to forge new partnerships (public and private) and to expand internationally (its proposal has already seduced more than 100 countries).