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OpenClassrooms raises €6 million to fuel European Expansion

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French MOOC platform OpenClassrooms has raised €6 million from existing investor Alven Capital and BPI, Citizen Capital and Xavier Niel.

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Interview: Filling the Tech Skills Gap – Raffaela Rein CareerFoundry

One of the biggest challenges startups and established companies in the digital and tech sector face today is finding skilled workers to fill open positions. The so called “skills gap” has lead to over 1 million open positions in Europe alone.

Berlin-based CareerFoundry offers three-to-six-months online courses which teach tech skills, like web and user experience design. A fresh round of venture capital will now allow CareerFoundry to expand into new verticals including marketing and mobile design.

We took the opportunity and sat down with CareerFoundry co-founder Raffaela Rein to talk about the skills gap, coding classes for kids and minorities in tech.

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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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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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