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Freddy Vega and Christian Van Der Henst
Co-Founders

Platzi is a leading tech-focused educational platform with a strong user base among Spanish speakers and a growing presence in English. Its professional courses are taught by industry leaders in a variety of areas including web and app development, marketing, design, and business development.

Contrary to other online offerings, Platzi's pedagogy focuses on student engagement and interaction. Its classes are livestreamed, allowing for real-time collaboration between students and teachers (a recorded version is also available later on). Students can enhance their learning by participating in team projects and online discussion forums. As a result, completion rates average over 70%, as opposed to single digits in traditional MOOCs.

In 2015, Platzi participated in the winter edition of prestigious Silicon Valley program Y Combinator, which helped the company host classes in English from personalities such as Sam Altman, Rand Fishkin, Di-Ann Eisnor, and David Kadavy.

Learn more about Platzi in Spanish and English.

INITIATIVE
Education
SECTOR
For-profit
GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS
Global
INVESTMENT LEAD
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