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Edtech startup “Platzi” raises $6 million in a funding round

Colombia based edtech company “Platzi” has raised $6 million in Series A funding round. The funding round was led by venture capitalist “Foundation Capital”. Platzi offers live streaming classes in Spanish and Portuguese for courses like programming, marketing, design and business. Currently, the company has around 117 employees and has trained more than one million students till date. This funding makes the total funding of Platzi to $8.3 million. The subscription plans of the company starts from $29 per month or $299 per year with more than 300 courses at their platform. The platform also accepts payment in twenty different currencies. “Anything that can prepare them for the digital economy, that is the best investment they can make,” said, Gonzalez, Partner, Foundation Capital. The company would use the raised funds to expand their roots in Brazil, Spain and other Latin American countries.