WebForce 3 raises 1.2 million euros to train 1,500 developers in 18 months
WebForce 3, specializing in training for the profession of Web developer, has just completed a round of funding of 1.2 million euros with public and private investors. To carry out this operation, the French group was able to rely on the participation of 400,000 euros inPartner Impact. “The other amounts mentioned are loans at preferential rates from banking partners», Clarified Olivier Brechard, managing director of WebForce 3, contacted by the editorial staff. Under the Grande École du Numérique and the Paris Code program of the City of Paris, dedicated to the training of computer developers and coders, the network of schools has also received subsidies to make this injection into its capital.
Founded in 2014 by Alain Assouline, WebForce 3 is a network of schools that offers intensive training with a view to becoming a Web developer. Pupils, mostly people in precarious situations, dropouts and job seekers in particular, thus benefit from a course spread over three and a half months, at the rate of 35 hours of lessons per week. At the end of this training, the rate of return to activity exceeds 80%, according to figures communicated by WebForce 3. The group is following in the wake of 42, the computer school launched in 2013 by Xavier Niel.
The Start-up’s objectives: 25 schools at the end of 2016
With this new investment, WebForce 3 wishes to accelerate its deployment on a national scale. From 5 schools in the Paris region last summer, the group grew to around ten across France at the end of 2015. The network is now preparing to reach a total of 25 schools by the end of the year. 2016. At the same time, hundreds of direct jobs will be created to provide training for students.
Over the next 18 months, WebForce 3 has set a goal of training 1,500 developers. “Today, we have everything in hand to respond to a shortage in the labor market and allow 1,500 people to be well trained by the end of 2017“, explained Alain Assouline, president of WebForce 3, to justify the strategy of his group.
President : Alain Assouline
The head office : Paris
Activity: training of new digital professionals
Funding: 1.2 million euros in May 2016