Thinkful Inc., based in Brooklyn, NY, launched its online web development and data science classes in Phoenix. Since then, it’s raised $9.6 million in a Series A round to reach more students and employers.
The platform offers not only full-time but flexible online classes. Thinkful guarantees graduates jobs or their money back, even. Furthermore, if that isn’t enough of an incentive, students are offered to pay for classes once they’ve been placed in a qualifying job. Meaning that they can hold off on paying back their student loans until they have a place in a job they studied for and have the means to pay back.
Thinkful CEO and co-founder Darell Silver commented: “The tech sector is fastest growing outside of America’s largest cities, but is slowed by a lack of world-class education that provides cutting-edge skills to the workforce. We’re currently operating in six cities and seeing an incredible demand for high-tech workers in places outside of the coasts.”