Udacity, a pioneer in online education, is building "University by Silicon Valley", a new type of online university that teaches the actual programming skills that industry employers need today, delivers credentials endorsed by employers, because they built them, and provides education at a fraction of the cost and time of traditional schools.

With industry giants - Google, AT&T, Facebook, Salesforce, Cloudera, etc. - we offer Nanodegree credentials, designed so professionals can become Web Developers, Data Analysts, or Mobile Developers. Supported by our communities of coaches and students, our students learn programming and data science through a series of online courses and hand-on projects that help them practice and build a convincing portfolio. 
Company Growth (employees)
Mountain View, US
Size (employees)
1,573 (est)+4%
Udacity was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Mountain View, US

Key People/Management at Udacity

Vish Makhijani

Vish Makhijani

Nikhil Abraham

Nikhil Abraham

Chief Financial Officer
Clarissa Shen

Clarissa Shen

Chief Operating Officer
Kirsten Mellor

Kirsten Mellor

General Counsel
Stuart Frye

Stuart Frye

VP, Foundation
Salwa Muhammad

Salwa Muhammad

VP, Udacity Connect & Admissions
Christian Plagemann

Christian Plagemann

VP, Learning
Sebastian Thrun

Sebastian Thrun

Founder, President
Kathleen Mullaney

Kathleen Mullaney

VP, Careers & People Ops

Udacity Office Locations

Udacity has offices in Mountain View, San Francisco, Jakarta, Bengaluru and in 17 other locations
Cerqueira César, BR
3000 R. Augusta
Berlin, DE
77 Rheinsberger Str.
Bengaluru, IN
24th Main Rd
New Delhi, IN
Ring Rd
Atlanta, US
590 Means St NW
Atlanta, US
105 590 Means St NW
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Udacity Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$174.2 m

Latest funding size

$114.8 m

Time since last funding

about 2 years


Udacity's latest funding round in November 2015 was reported to be $114.8 m. In total, Udacity has raised $174.2 m. Udacity's latest valuation is reported to be $1.1 b.
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Udacity Financials


Market valuation

1.1 b
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Source: github.com

Udacity Median Salaries

Source: 34 public H-1B filings from Udacity
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Udacity's Web-traffic and Trends

Udacity Online and Social Media Presence

Udacity News and Updates

Udacity and Baidu offer free intro course for Apollo self-driving platform

 Onstage at Baidu’s CES 2018 press conference today, Baidu COO Qi Liu was joined by Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun to announce a new collaboration between the two companies. Thrun revealed that Baidu and Udacity will collaborate in a number of areas, including, “for the first time, building courses…

Nvidia joins Udacity nanodegree program to shape robotics education

Udacity today announced that Nvidia will help shape the second term of its robotics software engineer nanodegree program. The effort is led by Nvidia’s Deep Learning Institute, which helps developers, researchers, and others with the tools and training necessary to carry out deep learning. The first…

Shernaz Daver, the CMO who helped to turn around Udacity, is leaving the company

 Shernaz Daver, the chief marketing officer for Udacity, who company founder Sebastian Thrun credits with architecting the company’s dramatic revitalization four years ago, is stepping down from her position with the company. Read More

Voyage (Udacity Spinoff) Testing Self-Driving Vehicles In San Jose Retirement Community

The self-driving vehicle tech firm Voyage, which spun off from Udacity earlier in 2017, has begun testing autonomous cars in a San Jose retirement community, according to recent reports Voyage (Udacity Spinoff) Testing Self-Driving Vehicles In San Jose Retirement Community was originally published o…

IIT grads? No, it’s the school dropouts who are hot property in Indian IT now

A new, parallel skilling ecosystem is evolving in India to feed the starving $150 billion IT sector. With advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence gaining…

You can now take an online course to learn how to build a flying or self-driving car

Yesterday, online learning platform Udacity revealed two new programs in flying and self-driving cars. “Intro to Self-Driving Cars” promises to teach students “the essentials of…
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