Jan 15, 2018
Meet Coursera, the world's largest EdTech company with 28+ million learners around the world, 150+ university partners, and more than 2,000 courses. The company was founded by two Stanford professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, with a mission to provide access to quality education to anyone, anywhere.
Last summer, new CEO Jeff Maggioncalda took the reins. Previously he was the founding CEO of Financial Engines (a fintech company helping ordinary individuals invest their 401(k) savings) for 18 years and helped take the company public.
Jeff has an interesting perspective on what's happening in the broader employment landscape and how MOOCs can help. We discuss how technology is causing careers, training, and the workforce to evolve.
Working adults today are facing a need to reskill or change careers, and Jeff reveals why he believes that we need to make it easier for people to gain new skills at all levels of their career. We also discuss where Coursera is heading, their recent $800M valuation and the trends he sees in EdTech.