From Techcrunch By Eric Schonfeld May 3, 2011
Peer-to-peer education startup Skillshare (a First Growth Venture Network Spring 2011 participant), which just launched in April, raised a $550,000 angel round, according to an SEC filing. Investors in the New York City startup include Founder Collective, SV Angel, Collaborative Fund, David Tisch, and Scott Heiferman.

Skillshare is a community where people can offer classes to other members. People sign up online, and meet in person for real classes for everything from how to bake cupcakes to how to get startup funding. People can charge for the classes. “Our business model is similar to Eventbrite,” says co-founder Michael Karnjanaprakorn. “We take 15% off each ticket purchase. We made revenue on the first day that we launched.” Karnjanaprakorn used to be head of product at Hot Potato (since acquired by Facebook), and co-founder Malcolm Ong was the product manager at OMGPOP. Read more at Techcrunch


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