After Udemy’s announcement to add three senior members to its management team to focus on scale and growth, the US online course marketplace announces that it will establish a European presence in Dublin, Ireland.
The Irish Times reports that the Udemy was currently recruiting talent for its Irish presence including a country manager, product managers and senior software engineers.
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According to startup blog Loogic the Spanish course marketplace Floqq raised another $500k seed round lead by Cabiedes & Partners with participation of 500 Startups and a group of business angels.
Floqq already raised a €405k seed round from Cabiedes & Partners last year and also participated in the Startup Chile incubator program. All in all the total funding raised is around $1 million according to CrunchBase.
Floqq targets students who want or need to learn new skills for their careers. The startup wants to bridge the gap between what young professionals have learned in school and university and what they actually need to know for their jobs. But there are also courses that cover more leisure topics like cooking, learning languages or crafting.
According to Loogic, Floqq has delivered more than 200.000 lessons since its launch in March 2012. The new funding will be used to expand into Latin American markets and should also give the startup an edge over its Spanish competitor Cursopedia.
via Edsurge | Loogic