Making online education your first choice for lifelong learning.
Mexico City-based Platzi Inc. has raised $2.1 million in seed funding for its education technology startup that offers professional skills courses online in Spanish and English.
With a proven product/market fit and a strong user base, Platzi found itself in the somewhat unusual position of not needing investors. Indeed, it has bootstrapped its way to a whopping $2.7 million USD in revenue to date, and Y Combinator’s investment has been the first external funding it has received.
A couple of things about online learning service Platzi immediately set it apart from the other companies in Y Combinator’s latest batch. First, it is from Latin America — Colombia to be precise. Second, it is profitable. That’s right, it’s already making money.