How is Coursera doing

Oracle MLman
Jan 29 21 Comments

How is coursera doing ? Any early signs of hitting recession like other start ups or lack of funding causing any future layoffs ? How’s the work culture there ? Any plans for IPO ?

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  • Udacity RkcO20
    This domain is death stay away
    Jan 296
    • Microsoft UMbR31
      Brutal. Tell us more - why?

      Hard to monetize? Easy to steal content? What are the reasons?
      Jan 29
    • Microsoft Paddington
      I'm curious too. Please share.
      Jan 29
    • Udacity RkcO20
      Udemy: they don’t own the content, only %10 to %20 of revenue is real revenue, the rest goes to instructors.

      udacity: they own the content but content creation is too expensive, they laid off a lot of people for some reason

      Coursera: similar to udemy they split the revenue, their content is pretty academic, they are trying to improve their enterprise to diversify the revenue but their burn rate is so high. Personally I believe another layoff cycle is gonna happen

      Lynda: biggest success so far was getting sold to LinkedIn

      Plural sight: this is the only company they might survive in this domain, I think they have a good business model

      I can talk whole day, I hope I am wrong....
      Jan 30
    • Coursera Echostar
      Lolol layoffs hahahahahhaa
      Feb 5
    • Oracle MLman
      OP
      Echostar what’s your experience like? Can u share some insights please ?
      Feb 5
    • Udemy eGWq74
      Not accurate re udemy revshare above
      Feb 5
  • Oracle MLman
    OP
    I saw some threads where people working there spoke very highly about the team and the work . Some ther article I read the ceo mentioned possibility of going public by 2020
    Jan 292
    • Udacity RkcO20
      CEO is a finance guy, he is doing his job ;) to IPO in this domain you have to diversify your revenue
      Jan 30
    • Oracle MLman
      OP
      Don’t they have the enterprise business along with the subscriber model ? That’s start of diversity I guess
      Jan 30
  • Tesla tTfQ61
    These are the first platforms to get cut from corporate expenditures when cost cutting.
    Jan 291
    • Workday / Engefficient
      That’s probably udemy or pluralsight. It’s pretty hard to find job improvement content in coursera. Seems like they are more targeted to students
      Jan 30
  • Synack
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    rys43jumore
    They raised Series D in 2017, so they’ll be due for another funding round or an exit in 2019, maybe early 2020. Their Glassdoor is pretty bad compared to other startups.
    Jan 291
    • Oracle MLman
      OP
      What are the chances of them running out of money vs going public or having an exit ? I heard their consumer base is growing , lots is new content and good revenue from enterprise model
      Jan 29
  • Oracle MLman
    OP
    How’s Udacity doing ? Isn’t education the next big thing? Anyone from coursera care to add how is the company doing ?
    Jan 291
    • Udacity RkcO20
      Search for udacity on TechCrunch:)
      Jan 30
  • Oracle MLman
    OP
    How’s coursera ?
    Feb 50
  • Oracle MLman
    OP
    Anybody from coursera can add some details about their experience at the company ? And culture ?
    Feb 50
  • Facebook iuggbhug
    Following
    Jan 310
  • Oracle MLman
    OP
    How much equity / stocks does coursera gives ?
    Jan 300
  • Oracle MLman
    OP
    How are the hikes and comp around the company ?
    Jan 300

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