THE HOLBERTON SCHOOL, a San Francisco-based startup that offers a computer science and software engineering program, has secured $2.3 million in funding led by daphni, a European venture capitalist firm, and joined by Reach Capital and Jerry Murdock. Existing investors Trinity Ventures, Jerry Yang, Partech Ventures, and Jonathan Boutelle also chipped in for the current round.
The Holberton School, founded in 2015, offers those seeking careers as full-stack software engineers an alternative to college, online courses and coding bootcamps. The two-year program combines on-site project work with full-time internships at tech companies throughout the Bay Area, as well as an additional year of more specialized work.
The company expects this round of funding to go to increasing the number of students in the program from 30 to 100, as well as recruiting individuals traditionally underrepresented in the tech industry.