Career Karma

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Career Karma
IndustryInternet
Founded2018
Founder
  • Ruben Harris
  • Artur Meyster
  • Timur Meyster
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California
ServicesTechnology education
Websitehttps://careerkarma.com/

Career Karma is an online platform and mobile app that matches job seekers to training programs.[1] Users research job training programs through Career Karma’s directory, which includes reviews from current students and alumni. The company also offers free coaching and mentorship through peer groups called squads.[2]

History

Career Karma was founded by CEO Ruben Harris and coding bootcamp alumni Artur and Timur Meyster in 2018. After graduating from startup accelerator Y Combinator in the winter 2019 cohort, the company raised a $1.5 million seed round.[1] In December 2020, Career Karma announced its $10 million Series A.[2] Investors include Initialized Capital,[2] SoftBank,[3] Kapor Capital,[3] Backstage Capital,[4] Emerson Collective,[5] Imaginable Futures,[5] and others. In 2020, Career Karma placed 3,000 people into job training programs.[5]

Publications

Career Karma has published industry research on the coding bootcamp market[6] and education finance, including income share agreements.[7] The Career Karma website also provides rankings of programs, including a list ranking coding bootcamps.

Media Coverage

Since its founding, Career Karma has been covered by a variety of media outlets, including TechCrunch,[2] CNBC,[8] Forbes,[9][5] EdSurge,[1]Complex,[10] AfroTech,[11]Axios,[12] Yahoo! Finance,[13] and Black Enterprise.[14]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Career Karma Raises $1.5 Million Seed Round for Bootcamp Marketplace Focused on Peers - EdSurge News". EdSurge. 2019-07-09. Retrieved 2020-12-16.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Career Karma raises $10M to connect students to coding bootcamps". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2020-12-16.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Series A - Career Karma - 2020-12-09 - Crunchbase Funding Round Profile". Crunchbase. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  4. "Career Karma". Backstage Capital. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Gray, Christopher. "Career Karma Raises $10 Million Series A To Help Workers Acquire In-Demand Trades". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  6. "State of the coding bootcamp market report 2020". HackerEarth Blog. 2020-05-15. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  7. Gallagher, James (2019-11-12). "Income Share Agreements - State of the Market 2019". Career Karma. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  8. Fortt, Jonathan Kim,Jon (2019-02-25). "The diversity challenge facing tech". CNBC. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  9. Bliss, Sara. "Dreaming Of A Career In Tech? Here's How To Get Hired". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  10. "Career Karma Raises $10 Million to Help Workers Break Into the Tech Industry". Complex. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  11. "Talent Platform Career Karma is Using Its Rapid Growth to Become the Top Hub For Career Advice". AfroTech. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  12. Kokalitcheva, Kia. "Career Karma helps potential students find the right coding bootcamp". Axios. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  13. "Career Karma raises $10M to connect students to coding bootcamps". uk.finance.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  14. "$1.5 Million Raised to Help Students Get Into Coding Bootcamps". Black Enterprise. 2019-07-10. Retrieved 2020-12-17.

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