DataCamp Gets $1M Seed Round To Develop Data Science Learning Platform

TechCrunch

DataCamp wants to teach data science skills to a generation of people, and it got a million in seed money to continue developing its online data-science learning platform.

The round was led by Chris Lynch at Accomplice, an early stage venture capital firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company had raised $300,000 in seed money previously

DataCamp is not unlike coding bootcamps such as General Assembly and Codeacademy, but instead of focusing on general coding skills, it concentrates on data science skills

DataCamp founder Jonathan Cornelissen says there is a huge gap right now between the need for people with data science skills and those who can actually do it. “We are on a mission to solve the problem of the huge lack of people who know how to handle data,” he said.

Lead investor Chris Lynch agrees. “The thesis behind investment is that data science is a $100 million marketplace, growing 30 percent annually. And there…

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