Codeacademy, an online classroom for the aspiring programmer, has netted $2.5 million in venture funds. The company announced yesterday that it had completed its first round of financing, led by Union Square Ventures and other firms. The company was launched this past summer, and claims that more than 500,000 people have used the site since then.
“Our main goal is to hire people to help manage content and add new features,” Codeacademy co-founder Zach Sims told reporters. “Right now there are still only two of us working on the company.” Sims and co-founder Ryan Bubinski were classmates at Columbia University.
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