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Wild Code School, 3 million euros to expand its network of schools dedicated to digital professions. Today it represents a network of 14 schools located in France and Belgium.
Why this is important: Founded in 2014 by Anna Stépanoff, the company achieved a turnover of 1.9 million euros during the fiscal year ended January 31, 2018, up 93% compared to last year. She provides web and mobile developer training for adults. They are certifying and candidates can access them without any initial training prerequisite. This is an intensive 5-month training course on “blended learning” by combining e-learning and face-to-face courses in small groups of 15 to 20 students. According to the Wild Code School, 87% of the students trained find an outlet. professional (overwhelmingly employment or business creation) in connection with their training as a developer in the year following the end of the training, while 62% of them are job seekers at the start of the training and 23 % are in post but wish to change profession.
With a funding round of $ 245 million, the Unicorn Stripe reaches a valuation of $ 20 billion. The American company plans to continue its international expansion, mainly in Asia.
Why this is important: Launched in September 2011 by two Irish brothers, John and Patrick Collison, Stripe publishes a payment platform for e-merchants. This solution allows them to accept and track online payments by credit card on their website, marketplace or mobile application. To get paid, the company takes a commission on each transaction made through its platform. With this funding round, Stripe plans to continue its international expansion, mainly in Asia. The company will open an engineering center in Singapore to serve the needs of its customers in the region, including Grab and Carousell. The new Singapore hub is in addition to the one launched in Dublin at the start of the year and those located in San Francisco and Seattle. In July, the unicorn also formed a partnership with Chinese payment solutions Alipay and WeChat Pay.