Organization Name: Code.org

Focus Area: Growing Learners
Region: Global / United States
Sector: Non-Profit
Investment Year: 2013
Status: Alumni
Code.org is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. Code.org provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States and Code.org also organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 15% of all students in the world.

Why We Invested

One million of the best jobs in America may go unfilled if our children don’t learn to code. And even for those who will not become professional coders, computer literacy and the basic logic and critical thinking skills gained through computer science education are becoming increasingly crucial to achieving success in the workplace and beyond. Yet despite that, in 2013, computer science was virtually absent from school curriculums. Hadi Partovi founded Code.org guided by the belief that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.