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Pierre Dubuc On Raising $150 Million From Mark Zuckerberg And Others To Reinvent Education Online

October 12, 2021
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Pierre Dubuc is a French businessman born in Normandy, France. He has had a passion for educating the masses since middle school. His first project was simply to build a free online course for all subjects in France free for all to access. The team continued to keep the project alive from 1999 to 2013 when they got the drive to commercialize it into an educational company. The company, Openclassrooms has gone through blitz-scaling over the past few years to form a massive global educator. It has raised funding from top-tier investors like Lumos Capital Group, General Atlantic, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and Salesforce Ventures.

In this episode you will learn:

* How to transition a childhood project into a viable business
* Dealing with fast business growth, scaling, rescaling, and blitz scaling
* How to handle large unsolicited investments
* How to handle quick growth
* His future vision of the company



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