Vidcode is a Y Combinator-backed startup that focuses on teaching teens and young adults how to code. After its latest fundraiser, the startup gathered $1.5 million in seed funding for its classes and curriculum. With its modern teaching technique, Vidcode is able to teach young individuals how to code by connecting it to their own personal interests.
Vidcode recognizes the lack of preparation of computer programming jobs in the upcoming future, and they believe their curriculum will help resolve that epidemic. According to TechCrunch, by 2020, there will be “1 million jobs in computer programming left unfulfilled, the team points out, but only 40% of schools teach this skill.” Since last year, Vidcode has grown from participating in 10,000 schools to 25,000, mainly in New York, California, Arkansas, Kansas, and Texas. Ultimately, Vidcode’s goal is to reach 20 million students, with equal gender proportions, by the year 2020.
Vidcode has its eyes set on helping students learn more about technology and the world of coding. With its newly raised funds, the startup is more capable of achieving its goal of creating more computer programming specialists and promoting the general knowledge of technology.
Mohammad Sultani for TechFunnel.com