Outlier.org is an online education platform that offers beautifully-produced online courses that earn students transferable college credit.
Outlier's courses employ engaging content and cutting-edge educational technology to create an immersive, student-friendly learning experience.
Outlier was created by the Co-Founder of MasterClass, Aaron Rasmussen and David Rogier in 2018. The company is based in Brooklyn, New York.
Outlier is reimagining higher education as a resource that is accessible, equitable, and affordable for everyone. The company has developed high quality, university-level courses, taught online by some of the most celebrated educators in their respective fields.
Outlier currently offers a catalog of six college courses, ranging from Calculus I and Microeconomics to Astronomy and Philosophy. Outlier.org students continue to achieve a C grade or better at a rate that matches that of in-person students.
Outlier offers online courses taught by charismatic figures in academia, including instructors from Yale, MIT, and Columbia. The learning experience includes access to 1-on-1 tutoring for math courses, AI-proctored assessments, dynamically-generated problem sets, active learning materials. Each course is priced at just $400.
Outlier is backed by GV, GSV Ventures, Unusual Ventures, Harrison Metal, Tectonic Capital, Jackson Square Ventures and others. The company raised $30M in Series B round on Apr 22, 2021. This brings Outlier's total funding to $46M to date.