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Skillcrush is the first place women go on the web to master new technologies and learn web-related skills.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

The goal of Skillcrush is to make learning new technical skills fun and collaborative. We are building a community-driven learning platform to help you increase your digital literacy and achieve your goals with technology. Our motto is “Mastering technology doesn’t take special powers. We will teach you everything you need to know.”


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    Kate McGee Reyes
    Chief Creative Officer

    Kate is responsible for design and user experience on the site, as well as designing all new products, including interactives, downloadables, books and e-books. She is an Interactive Designer with extensive UI/UX experience. Co-founded Balance Media. Designed products for Audible, WNYC, The New York Times, MTV, and Huffington Post. Kate has a BFA, Visual Communication, Utah Valley University. Twitter: @katemreyes

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    Adda Birnir
    President, CEO, Co-Founder

    Adda is responsible for editorial and educational content, front-end development, overseeing back-end development, general product development, and marketing. Co-founded Balance Media; Built products for WNYC, The New York Times, MTV, and Huffington Post; Tow-Knight Fellow for Entrepreneurial Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism; Named one of Columbia Journalism Review’s 20 Women in Journalism to Watch, 2012; BA, Yale University.

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    Jennifer McFadden
    COO, Co-Founder

    Jennifer is responsible for business development, marketing, content, and partnership development. She has spent the past 3 years consulting for the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at CUNY. Additionally, she has done product marketing and content licensing for The New York Times and Xconomy. She has an MBA from Yale University and co-founded the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute.


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    Joanne Soslow, Morgan Lewis

Previous Investors

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    Brooklyn Beta
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    Collaborative Fund