STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM, NOW ACQUIRED: New York City-based Fullstack Academy, which offers a series of part- and full-time software engineering courses, has bought The Starter League, a coding bootcamp in Chicago geared for beginners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2011, The Starter League claims more than 1,000 graduates—some of whom have started their own coding bootcamps—and has been funded in part by 37signals, the creator of popular productivity tools including Basecamp and Highrise.
Fullstack’s full-time, 17-week engineering course costs around $16,000. An alumni of Y Combinator, Fullstack claims a 97% job placement rate for graduates, and is one of the most-reviewed programs on Course Report, a directory and review site for coding bootcamps.