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CourseHorse

CourseHorse is like Amazon for classes—the easiest way to discover, compare and enroll in local personal and professional classes.

  • Stage $3M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Education
  • Location NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2011
  • Employees 7
  • Website coursehorse.com

Company Summary

CourseHorse is the first marketplace that helps people discover & enroll in trusted local classes, (examples include cooking, Spanish, finance, coding, etc). We partner with the high quality providers of these classes and earn a commission every time a student books a seat. So far, we've partnered with about 800 class providers, totaling about 40K classes in NY & LA, with revenue continually growing 7X per year (currently at a $3.5M run-rate).

Team

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    Nihal Parthasarathi
    Co-Founder

    A marketing / finance major at NYU (’08), Nihal Parthasarathi joined Capgemini as an education & technology consultant. He was placed on a project to determine the future of online education for a large provider of test-prep. He helped lead the overhaul of the website that enabled students to find & buy classes, as well as the implementation of a Learning Management System that made managing classes easier. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from NYU

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    Katie Kapler
    Co-Founder

    An economics / journalism major at NYU (’07), Katie joined the team at Biz2Credit, a startup that connects small businesses with credit. Katie architected & managed the development of an online marketplace that connects businesses with lenders using a financial analysis algorithm. She developed the concept, hired & managed the dev team, and then conducted all marketing & partnership efforts. The company is Katie graduated Magna Cum Laude from NYU

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    Evan Fain
    Director of Biz Dev

    Evan Fain manages business development for CourseHorse, including both school acquisition and consumer marketing. Most recently, he led the local sales strategy team at Patch, a nationwide network of community news and information sites owned by AOL. Previously, he co-founded Deals For Deeds (since acquired by Recoup) and worked in management consulting in Washington, DC. Evan graduated Magna Cum Laude from UPENN.

Advisors

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    Gunderson Dettmer
    Lawyer
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    Eisner Amper
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    NY Angels
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    Golden Seeds
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    Harbor Road Ventures
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