Coursera – World’s leading MOOC provider.
Founders: Daphne Koller, Andrew Ng
Equity Raised: $210 million
Estimated 2018 Revenue: $140 million
Lead Investors: Kleiner Perkins, New Enterprise Associates
Coursera works with universities and other organizations to offer online courses, specializations, and degrees in a variety of subjects, such as engineering, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, digital marketing, data science, and others.
The original idea: put the best courses taught by the world’s greatest professors online and make them available to the world for free. It charges learners for course completion certificates, collects from enterprise customers that offer Coursera classes to employees, and splits tuition revenue with schools like the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan that offer online degrees through Coursera’s platform. Although Outschool, Inellipaat and Udacity is giving tough competition to Coursera. Still Coursera is leading in edutech industry with world’s leading MOOC provider tag. It has 150 international university partners, 1,400 enterprise customers and 36 million registered users.
What’s the Difference? Innovation:
Coursera provides access to high-quality materials on various topics in Computer Science. One can build their career in specialized tracks like data analytics, UI/UX design, etc., by completing the courses on Coursera. Also, these days the Coursera certifications are appreciated and accepted by various software development and research firms which is a great incentive for completing certifications on Coursera.