Student debt is a $1.6T looming crisis. The high cost of higher education drives many to reconsider if the investment is worth the return. However, as we move toward more automation and advanced technologies, those without an advanced degree are less likely to earn a living wage. Tackling this myriad of issues is complex and Outlier.org offers high-quality, affordable, and flexible online higher education learning options that are transferable at a fraction of the cost of a conventional college course. The company focuses on intro-level courses, providing flexibility and ultimately making the choice of determining a major more affordable. Each course only costs $400. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Founder Aaron Rasmussen (cofounder MasterClass) to learn more about making higher education more accessible, the impact of the pandemic on how we approach academics, the company’s latest funding round from investors that include GV, Unusual Ventures, GSV, Harrison Metal, and Gaingels.
A busy day in NYC funding with ten companies raising funding, representing over $300M in new cash.
With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space. We keep you abreast of the things that you may have missed in NYC Tech News for the week ending 1/11 including the NYC startup fundings, NYC startup exits, and NYC Tech events including news for ClassPass, BigID, Ride Health, […]
With the cost of collegiate education soaring, many are questioning the value of pursuing higher education. Outlier.org is tackling this problem head-on with its online learning platform that allows students to complete entry-level courses online for credit at a fraction of the cost of traditional courses. The courses in the curriculum are gracefully designed and […]
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 1/10/2020 featuring funding details for Outlier.org, Covera Health, and much more.