Codecademy, a digital skills education company, has closed a $30 million Series C investment round led by Naspers. Existing investors Union Square Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, Index Ventures and Sir Richard Branson all contributed to the round. Codecademy will use the new funds to drive its global expansion plans. “Since we founded Codecademy in 2011, we have seen an explosion of interest in learning to code as a key component of a 21st century education,” said Zach Sims, CEO of Codecademy. “With millions of monthly users, and more than 50 percent of those outside the US, there is a great opportunity in partnering with Naspers to expand our business to deliver a wider breadth of courses in more languages and new geographies to create an education that allows anyone to access economic opportunity.”
New York-based meal delivery startup Freshly has raised $21 million in a Series B funding round led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from previous investors Highland Capital Partners and White Star Capital. The company delivers healthy meals which don’t require any preparation beyond heating them up, for around $11 per meal.
Data collaboration company data.world has officially launched and has secured $14 million in a Series A funding round led by Shasta Ventures. Capital Factory, Chicago Ventures, Floodgate, FYRFLY Venture Partners, Homebrew, Lead Edge Capital, LiveOak Venture Partners, and Rothenberg Ventures also participated. “Once every two or three years, you see a company and idea that could be hugely transformational,” said Jason Pressman, Partner at Shasta Ventures and data.world Board of Directors member. “data.world has the potential to re-define what we think is possible in our lifetimes and create massive value for society.”
Avizia, a telehealth solution provider, has announced $11 million in Series A funding. Blue Heron Capital led the round, and was joined by Lavrock Ventures, NextGen Venture Partners, Middleland Capital, Waterline Capital, and Blu Ventures. “Telemedicine adoption is rapidly accelerating as health systems compete to offer more specialized care and reap the benefits of lower costs, improved access, and greater patient satisfaction,” said Blue Heron Capital Partner, Tom Benedetti. “When we looked to invest in the market, it was clear that Avizia was the right fit for us. Their differentiated software platform offers health systems greater flexibility, more use cases, and superior integration. We see a great deal of value and potential in what Avizia is doing.”