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Holberton School

Holberton trains the next generation of full stack software engineers, which is paid for once the graduate enters the workforce

https://www.holbertonschool.com/

Holberton School

Activity

Edtech

Stage at investment

Seed & Pre-Series A

Employees

14

What is Holberton School?

Holberton School is training the next generation of full stack software engineers via a 2-year alternative to college. At Holberton School, we have no formal teachers, no lectures, everything is learnt by practicing and collaboration.

Business and value proposition

Holberton is a new kind of school and curriculum for developers, giving access to higher quality tech education to the many.

Holberton School is training the next generation of full stack software engineers. In their programs, there are no formal teachers, no lectures, everything is learnt through projects and peer learning.

Why we invested ?

Unfortunately, high quality education doesn't scale. The Ivy League Universities make a good example. These universities are very difficult to replicate due to the high complexity in attracting top professors and due to difficulties in bootstrapping the development of a great alumni network and opening new locations. On top of this, the cost of education is rising globally, excluding big groups from accessing it. Projections estimate that 1.4M tech jobs will be opened in the United States by 2025, leading to many opportunities for coding schools. Holberton fits right into this equation, by offering full stack software engineering training, paid for once the student has a job. Not only is this offering highly relevant for the current working environment, but the concept is also highly scalable. In contrast to the traditional education system, Holberton uses peer learning and project based education, being driven by software. Not only is Holberton a perfect fit for the Daphni DNA as they disrupt education as we know it today, but they also successfully manage to attract minorities and women to a very homogenous environment. Holberton has excelled, by demonstrating that their students are recruited by the best tech companies in Silicon Valley, such as Tesla, Apple, Dropbox and LinkedIn.

The story behind Holberton School

Geographical footprint

Colombia Tunisia United States Puerto Rico

Team of Holberton School

Team in charge Holberton School

daphni team in charge

Julien Barbier

Julien Barbier

Co-founder & CEO