Coding Dojo developer bootcamp lands $10 million to train more software engineers – GeekWire

Richard Wang, CEO and co-founder of Coding Dojo. (Coding Dojo Photo)

Coding Dojo got $10 million to boost his computer programming bootcamp.

The Bellevue, Wash.-based organization trains software engineers both in-person and online, and has seen more than 100% year-over-year growth over the past two years. It currently partners and licenses its training courses to institutions around the world, operating in 11 countries. The organization says it aims to expand to more than 24 countries globally by the end of 2022.

Eastward Capital Partners provided the financing, which is in the form of a subprime debt, non-dilutive credit facility.

Coding Dojo thrives at a time when access to IT education is increasingly competitive, despite growing demand for technical talent.

“While talent is evenly distributed, opportunity is not,” Coding Dojo CEO Richard Wang said in a statement. “Everything we do is aimed at minimizing the economic divide caused by access to affordable, quality technical education.”

Wang co-founded Coding Dojo in 2013. The company offers courses in computer programming, data science, cybersecurity, and other technologies. It closed its physical locations and switched to an online-only business model when the pandemic hit. It has reopened locations in Los Angeles and San Jose, Calif., and plans to reopen in Bellevue and Seattle.

There are over 500 code schools worldwide, according to Course report.

Coding Dojo was honored at this year’s GeekWire Awards with Geek’s Give Back award, which recognizes organizations that support tech education in underrepresented communities. The award highlighted Coding Dojo’s milestone in teaching more than 11,000 students worldwide and showcased the program’s multiple initiatives to help underserved students, including a recent program to teach coding to refugees. at no cost to the student.

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