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EDBRIEF: CareerFoundry raises six-figure Seed Round

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Berlin-based CareerFoundry raised a six-figure seed round led by Tengelmann Ventures with participation of Stefan Glänzer and Paul Föckler of Mendeley.

Last year the startup raised a €250.000 angel round from Glänzer, the new round brings the total funding into the seven digits.

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Startup Profile: Eliademy

Name: Eliademy
Website: www.eliademy.com
Headquarters: Helsinki, Finland
Vertical: Higher Education, Continuing Education, MOOCs
Tech: Web App, Mobile App

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Startup Profile: Coursio

Name: Coursio
Website: www.coursio.com
Headquarters: Stockholm, Sweden
Vertical: Lifelong Learning, Continuing Education
Tech: Web App

Freelancers or solopreneurs in the tech, creative, arts and language space are increasingly interested in creating and selling online courses as an additional revenue stream. Marketplaces like Udemy offer the advantage of a global audience of potential customers, but can also be quite competitive and costly in terms of revenue share.

Swedish edtech startup Coursio offers course creators all the tools they need to create and sell online courses that work on any modern device without the need to join a centralized marketplace.

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CareerFoundry – EdTech Startup Profile

Name: CareerFoundry
Website: www.careerfoundry.com
Headquarters: Berlin, Germany
Vertical: Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning
Tech: Web App

The Internet has fundamentally changed the workplace. While technology is replacing more and more jobs on the one hand, the sector is creating new opportunities for skilled workers on the other. For the moment there is often a lack of well-trained employees for technology and Internet startups to hire.

Berlin, Germany based CareerFoundry is part of a new breed of training providers, aiming to provide the market with well-trained employees in the fields of web development and user experience design.

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Startup Profile: Gibbon

Name: Gibbon
Website: www.gibbon.co
Headquarters: Leiden, Netherlands
Vertical: Lifelong Learning, Continuing Education
Tech: Web App, Mobile App

Making use of the vast choice of freely available educational resources on the web is a task several edtech startups are currently working on. This idea seems to be especially popular in the US where we have the heavily funded company Learnist and also startups like MentorMob or OpenEd.

Leiden, Netherlands-based Gibbon brings the concept of curating educational resources, organising and putting them into courses or learning playlists to Europe. Based on the founders’ own experiences who are all self-taught programmers and designers, Gibbon lets anyone collect, aggregate and learn.

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