P2P Learning Startup Skillshare Gets $550,000 From Founder Collective and SV Angel Peer-to-peer education startup Skillshare, which just launched in April, raised a $550,000 angel round, according to an SEC filing. Investors in the New York City startup include Founder Collective, SV Angel, Collaborative Fund, David Tisch, and Scott Heiferman. Skillshare is a community where people can offer classes to other members. The site is focussing on classes about tech startups, food and drink, and arts & crafts to start out. The founders are curating the classes to start out in order to attract the right kind of people and define the culture of the site. The goal of Skillshare is to make education relevant and more current to what people need to learn. At the Finish Line We've reached the FINISH line for my math computation race games. But I gotta warn you, I have lots more of these games! Click the picture below to grab a copy of DIVISION RACES. ENJOY! I'm excited about the next GIVEAWAY that is only 16 FOLLOWERS away
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Learn about ENGLISH GRAMMAR and HOW TO WRITE BETTER Skillshare Founder, Champion of Lean Start-Up Mantra, On Why He Needed That $3 Million | Betabeat — News, gossip and intel from Silicon Alley 2.0. By Adrianne Jeffries 8/17/11 8:00am Share this: Skillshare CEO Mike Karnjanaprakorn with Skillshare friend, investor and office mate Zach Klein. New York-based peer-to-peer education start-up Skillshare, whose co-founder and CEO Mike Karnjanaprakorn recently typed up an article on how to launch a start-up for just $5,000, raised just enough money for its product team and a little wiggle room back in January. But this week the start-up announced two major feature releases and a $3.1 million funding raise from Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital. “We’re at the point where we’re not asking, ‘will this work,’” Mr. When the Skillshare team realized they had a winning formula–a platform where anyone with a skill to share can propose to teach a class which then becomes available when a minimum number of students sign up–and when they noticed competitors starting to move in, they decided it was time to staff up and start grabbing land. “We didn’t choose investors in a couple days,” Mr. Undo