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Debt | Alive

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Last Raised

$75M | 2 yrs ago



About Udacity

Udacity offers free online courses in Computer Science, Mathematics, General Sciences, Programming and Entrepreneurship. Udacity's mission is to bring accessible, affordable, engaging and highly effective learning to the world. The company, headquartered in Silicon Valley, works with industry leaders including AT&T, Google, Facebook, and Cloudera to build technology classes that are designed to advance lifelong learning. It was based in 2011 and is founded in Mountain View, California.

Headquarters Location

2465 Latham Street 3rd Floor Floor

Mountain View, California, 94040,

United States


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Udacity Patents

Udacity has filed 3 patents.

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Digital video recorders, Interactive television, Educational websites, Direct broadcast satellite services, Educational technology


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Latest Udacity News

LyRise raises pre-Seed funding to grow its talent marketplace

Jan 26, 2023

LyRise raises pre-Seed funding to grow its talent marketplace Egypt-founded and US-headquartered HR tech startup LyRise, has raised an undisclosed a pre-Seed funding round from a group of regional and international investors including Launch Africa, Plus Venture Capital (+VC), First Check Ventures, Techstars, and strategic angel investors like Hisham El Araby, CFO of Udacity. Founded in 2019 by Marc Banoub, LyRise offers an AI-powered talent marketplace to help talent from the Middle East and North Africa region (Mena) match with potential employers. It plans to use the fresh capital infusion to deepen its platform proprietary capabilities, grow its team and support its expansion plans. Press release LyRise, a leading global talent marketplace that connects companies with vetted Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data talent from the Middle East and Africa, has successfully raised an undisclosed amount of pre-seed funding from leading strategic investors. The participating investors include Launch Africa, Plus Venture Capital (+VC), First Check Ventures, Techstars, and strategic angel investors like Hisham El Araby, CFO of Udacity. The newly raised capital will be deployed to deepen its proprietary platform capabilities, increase the size of its tech team and support growth in new markets. LyRise aims to connect companies with qualified AI & Data specialists & teams. It seeks to address the mis-match of AI expertise by building fractional AI teams faster. LyRise also provides with their teams optional data security and cloud compute services for more efficient AI work. LyRise was the first AI talent marketplace to be selected for three of the top world-class accelerator programmes; Techstars Atlanta powered by JP Morgan, Google for Startups Accelerator Africa, and recently IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Services powered by LinuxONE. LyRise pivoted from an AI-as-a-Service, to AI training programmes, and now to an AI talent-as-a-Service marketplace growing its customer base to 15, talent network to over 2500 AI talents growing 10x over a few months. Commenting on the fundraising announcement, Marc said: “There has been an exponential growth in data and digital transformation caused by COVID-19, we’re witnessing a surge in demand for AI talent in Europe & North America whereas the supply hasn’t caught up. This is still the start, according to the world economic forum there will be >50 Million new AI-data jobs that will be created in the next couple of years. There are over 200M companies worldwide, currently just a small fraction using AI. In the next 5-20 years I predict we will see what we saw for software/digital adoption in the last decade but for AI. As Andrew Ng mentioned, AI is the new electricity and will LyRise our goal is to make AI easily accessible to companies. LyRise has partnered with Microsoft and has worked with companies backed by Goldman Sachs, Kleiner Perkins, AXA and many more. It has a robust pipeline of companies soon to be onboarded. Some of its customers are the likes of: Affectiva, Silverbullet, Quantrax, Beyond AI, Jumia, and others to name a few. Commenting on the fundraising announcement, Hasan Haider, Partner at +VC said: "Companies have long struggled to find qualified AI experts, particularly in the post-covid era. With LyRise, businesses can effortlessly access a worldwide pool of top tech talent and build their own dream teams at a fraction of the cost and time. We look forward to working with Marc and his team as they expand their platform capabilities and solidify their position as leaders in this field."

Udacity Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Udacity founded?

    Udacity was founded in 2011.

  • Where is Udacity's headquarters?

    Udacity's headquarters is located at 2465 Latham Street, Mountain View.

  • What is Udacity's latest funding round?

    Udacity's latest funding round is Debt.

  • How much did Udacity raise?

    Udacity raised a total of $236.1M.

  • Who are the investors of Udacity?

    Investors of Udacity include CRV, Andreessen Horowitz, Bertelsmann, Drive Capital, Google Ventures and 8 more.

  • Who are Udacity's competitors?

    Competitors of Udacity include Minerva University, Guild Education, Kurios, Reforge, Codecademy, KIMO, Vinco, Udemy, Crehana, Coderhouse and 19 more.

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