Coding Platform Raises $4.5M in Seed Round, Sees User Growth


Coding Platform Raises $4.5M in Seed Round, Sees User Growth

Oct 23, 2018

REPL EFFECT:, an online programming and computing platform, has raised $4.5 million in a seed round led by two general partners, Marc Andreessen and Andrew Chen, from the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Other investors include Bloomberg Beta, Reach Capital and Y Combinator.

The San Francisco-based company also announced Monday that it has reached one million monthly active users in the last month. And since launching a hosting platform in March—where “developers can go from an idea to coding and shipping software with no time in between,” according to—developers have shipped a combined 250,000 websites and apps.

Founded in 2016, was not originally planning to find a home in education, but it quickly did, including with the New York City Department of Education, which uses’s platform to code assignments and develop apps.

Prior to the seed funding announced this week, had raised an additional $1.5 million.

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