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Education benefits leader. Offers scalable solutions for preparing today's workforce for tomorrow

Education benefits leader. Offers scalable solutions for preparing today's workforce for tomorrow

Guild is redefining higher education for the 31+ million frontline workers and entry-level managers who have yet to graduate college or earn a meaningful credential in America by bridging the gap between education and employment.

Guild is a female founded, venture funded, and mission led certified B-corp-- driving real, tangible, data-driven results for our students, corporate partners, and universities. Our “student’s first” mindset means our business is only successful when our students are too. Guild leads the industry in student outcomes, innovative technology solutions, student affordability, and coaching and advising services that are best in class.

The result? Our students get a quality, supported education at affordable costs. Our partner companies see high-performing employees that retain and contribute to the business at dramatic rates, and universities see a pipeline of prepared and vetted students coming with additional supports to guarantee their success.
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Latest Stories and News

The strategic importance of competition

  • Tomasz Tunguz
  • 3 months ago

When I started in venture capital, one of the questions I learned to ask very early on was competition. Founders would often reply that competition validates the opportunity. At the time, I thought it was a canned response, a clever parry, to avoid answering the question directly. I've since realized I was wrong.

A $157M fundraise for Guild Education births Edtech's newest unicorn

  • EdSurge
  • 6 months ago

The education technology industry has given birth to its newest unicorn, one that wants to connect employees at Fortune 1000 corporations to educational programs and further their careers—all while helping higher-ed institutions stay in business.

Guild Education has raised $157 million in a Series D round led by General Catalyst, and joined by Emerson Collective, Iconiq Capital and Lead Edge. A flock of previous investors also contributed, including Workday Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Next Play Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, Felicis Ventures, Bessemer Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and Harrison Metal.

All said, this single round is more than double the $71.5 million that Guild had previously raised. And the deal gives the company a valuation north of $1 billion, at least according to investors.

A $157M fundraise for Guild Education births Edtech's newest unicorn
Social entrepreneur passionate about education. Worked @Quad Learning and @Aspire Public Schools in East Palo Alto. Studied @Stanford University
Total raised

$31.5M

Funded over

3 rounds

Latest round

Series B (Sep 2017)