Outschool's mission is to inspire kids to love learning. We believe the best way to do that is by linking learning to kids’ interests, connecting them with others who share those interests, and giving them the autonomy to pick their own path. We provide small group classes that meet over live video chat where learners are connected with teachers and classmates who share their interests. These classes are offered through our marketplace and conducted on our remote learning platform.
Our business is growing explosively: 950,000+ learners have taken more than over 8.5M class hours. We've more than quadrupled our team since the beginning of 2020 from 25 to 130 to keep up with growth. We’ve raised $130M since founding with most of that still in the bank. We’ve also been named Fast Company’s most innovative edtech company in the world and in the top ten best startups for women from Elpha.
We're committed to access and impact so we founded outschool.org to offer financial assistance to families in need. In addition, Outschool has created an Educator Endowment Fund in appreciation for these teachers who are so central to our mission of inspiring kids to love learning.
Our product and expertise have become central to many families, educators and organizations and will continue to provide kids with unique opportunities to explore their interests in 2021 and beyond.
We are a small but effective team, working with a DevOps mindset, and getting a lot done by staying focused on the work that matters. We're iteratively building up a complex product for a highly engaged audience.
While Outschool’s product engineers are building features for end-users, your focus will be to help our team and systems scale effectively. Upcoming initiatives include: observability and monitoring, build/deploy pipeline optimization, shifting workloads into separate services, and deploying some of them to AWS.