Outschool goes to Sesame Street and picks up $1.4 million for its K-12 online learning marketplace


Now kids can potentially take a class to find out how to get to Sesame Street, thanks to a fresh $1.4 million in new funding for Outschool and its online learning marketplace from Sesame Street’s venture partnership with Collaborative Fund.

Outschool, which graduated from the 2016 Winter batch of YCombinator, has pivoted a bit from its original pitch as a go-to shop for homeschooled kids to take classes online. The company is now billing itself as an online marketplace where anyone (who’s been vetted by the company) from professional teachers to everyday professionals can sell modular, online, live-streamed classes to students from kindergarten through high school.

The pitch was attractive enough to get the company to Sesame Street… or at least to Collab+Sesame, the venture…

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