Education startup General Assembly lands $35M, tops 100,000 students

General Assembly has reeled in $35 million in fresh funding, money that the New York-based company will use to continue expansion of its unique educational community. The company also announced that more than 100,000 students have participated in the community to date. Maveron, the Seattle venture capital firm behind companies such as Zulily and Capella… Read More


Internet Week NYC: A Seattle view

“Boy was I ever important,” New York Times columnist David Carr declared during his Internet Week keynote. That’s when the newspaper’s presses – located one floor below — would come to life after he had submitted an important scoop, “and you would feel the rumble in your butt,” Carr said. Now, the once all-powerful cabal… Read More

Dave Schappell

The entrepreneurial ‘petri dish’ at General Assembly, and why one geek would love to see it in Seattle

Let’s get one thing cleared up right away. TeachStreet founder Dave Schappell’s investment in General Assembly does not indicate that the New York City-based startup incubator, co-working space and technology education firm is planning a Seattle branch campus. At least, not anytime in the near future. But, would Schappell, who joined with the likes of… Read More