Learn to code by playing a gameThe Challenge of Coding EducationCoding is the #1 job skill, and 90% of parents want their kids to learn it. Yet schools are struggling to scale up computer science quickly enough. Schools must teach:Engagingly: how do you get all kids excited about coding, when most don’t think coding is for them? Of AP CS test takers, only 29% are female, 22% are students of color.Effectively: how can you teach real code to young students, when even in college, traditional instruction leaves 32% of students failing Intro to CS courses?Scalably: how can you find CS teachers to teach every student, when teachers who know coding will leave to work as software engineers at nearly twice the salary?Online: how can you deploy distance-learning-compatible curriculum during COVID-19... [Read More]
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Nick is CodeCombat's CEO and cofounder. He previously was CTO and cofounder of Skritter, the #1 app for foreigners learning to write Chinese characters; he now sits on Skritter's board. A graduate of Oberlin College with highest honors and a triple major in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, and East Asian Studies, Nick brings together his passions for technology, optimization, and language learning to teach the next generation how to be native speakers of code. Nick is also the author of The Motivation Hacker, a book about achieving extreme productivity.
Matt is CodeCombat's CTO and cofounder. Previously, he was CTO and cofounder of Funnel, a microblogging app for DIY enthusiasts and amateur artists. A veteran of the game industry, Matt brings extensive technology expertise from his time at Microsoft on the Xbox team and his master's degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. Matt applies his 17 years of engineering and entrepreneurial experience to creating high-performing engineering teams.
Bill is CodeCombat’s China General Manager. An enthusiastic STEAM advocate with a passion for education, he started his career as a high school teacher. After grad school at Tsinghua University (#1 in China), he spent a decade serving in executive and leadership roles at prestigious global companies such as Google, P&G, and McKinsey. He then helped launch a few Silicon-Valley-based tech startups in China, including as the China GM of xAd, which he grew from zero to the largest overseas business with 30+ FTE in the first year. Under Bill’s leadership, CodeCombat China attracted 100+ paid partners across the country in the first 18 months.
Round type: Series A Round size: US $1,335,000 Minimum investment: US $500 Target Minimum: US $478,000 Raised to date: US $308,226 US $8,227 (under Reg CF only) Security Type: Preferred Equity Share price: US $1.71 Pre-Money valuation: US $25,000,000 Option pool: 2.04% Liquidation preference: 1.0x
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