Yeva Hyusyan and Davit Kocharyan created SoloLearn and since then the app has spread quickly

SoloLearn, a leading global developer community aimed at making you a better coder through peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, announced today the closing of a $5.6 million fundraise led by Naspers through its Naspers Ventures division, with participation from existing investor Learn Capital. The new investment round will help to further accelerate global growth and localization, allow SoloLearn to scale their talented team in Armenia and the US, and launch a new service aimed at helping its community members improve their career choices.
The award-winning app focuses on social learning by providing a highly-engaged coding community with tools to crowd-source coding education in areas where the community is most interested. SoloLearn built its platform with mobile learning in mind and reaches more than 90% of its audience on smartphones, providing “on-the-go” experience appealing to young people today. SoloLearn’s unique platform quickly garnered global traction since its launch in 2014, recently reaching a purely organic growth milestone of over one million monthly active users.
Yeva Hyusyan and Davit Kocharyan created SoloLearn to scale the bootcamp they created in their native Armenia to teach coding to young students, and since then the app has spread quickly with nearly half of its users in the U.S., India, and Russia, in addition to users across Europe and South America. SoloLearn aims to enable coding education through game mechanics, peer-to-peer competition and community code reviews. SoloLearn offers numerous learning tracks, including JavaScript, Swift, Python, C++, and HTML/CSS, plus specialized content related to machine learning, AI, algorithms, and data structures. Each lesson or quiz can be completed in a few minutes, taking advantage of the downtime people spend on their mobile devices.
“We believe there’s always something new to learn when it comes to coding and when that learning is enhanced by gamification and social interaction, there are more reasons to improve and be successful. SoloLearn has been used across the globe by students looking to increase their coding skills and we want to expand further, teaching more students in more regions, and providing more diverse and advanced learning content” commented Yeva Hyusyan, SoloLearn CEO. “We are thrilled to welcome Naspers as our new investment partner given their global footprint and experience in helping to scale businesses around the world.”

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