Udemy is an online learning platform aimed at professional adults and students.
Udemay's platform helps students, businesses, and governments gain the skills they need to compete in today’s economy.
Udemy was founded in Feb 1, 2010 by Eren Bali, Gagan Biyani, and Oktay Caglar. The company is based in San Francisco, California, with satellite offices in Denver, CO; Dublin, IR; Ankara, TR; Sao Paulo, BR; and Gurgaon, IN.
Udemy serves as a platform that allows instructors to build online courses on topics of their choosing. Using Udemy's course development tools they can upload video, PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, audio, zip files and live classes to create courses. Instructors can also engage and interact with users via online discussion boards.
Udemy is the largest online learning destination, with more 50 million students are mastering new skills from expert instructors teaching over 150,000 online courses in topics from programming and data science to leadership and team building.
Udemy for Business offers an employee training and development platform with subscription access to 4,000+ courses, learning analytics, as well as the ability to host and distribute their own content. Udemy for Government is designed to upskill workers and prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow.
Udemay is backed by Stripes, Naspers (now Prosus), Tencent Holdings, Benesse Holdings, Learn Capital, Insight Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and others. The company raised $50M in a Series F on Nov 18, 2020. This brings Udemy's total funding to $180M to date. The latest round values Udemy at $3.32B post-money.