We are on a mission to solve the skills gap by empowering job seekers to learn the skills they need to get hired.
What is LearnUp?
LearnUp is a job training and placement platform for entry-level jobs. We help employers pre-train and hire the best people.
It’s hard to find a job these days because many people don’t have the skills employers are looking for. In today’s economy, the skills needed are changing so rapidly that most of us don't know what you need to know to get the job.
LearnUp is here to help
On the site, employers tell you what training you need for specific jobs. Job seekers who complete the training can get contacted directly hiring managers for open positions. It’s a win-win!
Let's get you a great job today!
LearnUp is funded by Floodgate (Mike Maples), Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock (Reid Hoffman), NEA, SV Angel (Ron Conway), TechFellows Fund, and other phenomenal angels.
Co-founder & CEO
Alexis Ringwald is an entrepreneur with a passion for solving massive social challenges. She co-founded LearnUp after spending six months in America’s unemployment offices researching the education and jobs crisis. Prior to LearnUp, Alexis co-founded Valence Energy, which was acquired by Serious Energy in 2010.
Alexis lived in India for three years as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar. While there, she co-directed a Climate Tour across India in solar electric cars in 2009.
Alexis was selected for Forbes "30 Under 30" in 2013. She completed her B.A./M.E.M. from Yale University.
See what she is learning: www.learnup.me/alexisringwald
Co-founder & CTO
Kenny Ma is an entrepreneur and software engineer with deep knowledge in building social consumer internet products. Prior to LearnUp, Kenny was a Lead Engineer at IGN Entertainment where he led the development of IGN's social platform, which included a social network for gamers called MyIGN. He also led IGN's mobile engineering team to develop IGN's iPhone, iPad and Android applications.
Kenny's passion for education started in high school when he built his first web application to let high school students help each other with Math problems. He also started his first technology company at the age of 17 to create an online portal for the Vietnamese American community in the US.
Kenny received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the University of California at Irvine.
See what he is learning: www.learnup.me/kennyma
Scott is a founding software engineer with a passion for alternative education. Prior to Learnup, Scott worked at Eastmedia, a consulting company in New York City, maintaining several high traffic Rails applications and building the first version of Ideeli's iPhone app. After Eastmedia he joined Erly, an innovative social platform acquired by Airtime.
Scott is a prolific open source hacker, as he has contributed to several open source projects and started a bunch of his own.
Scott holds his B.A. in Classics and Comparative Literature from St. John's College in Annapolis, MD. He also holds the record for the fastest and loudest typist at LearnUp.
Andrew is a founding software engineer who's thrilled to be working on bridging the skills gap and helping people get jobs. Prior to LearnUp, Andrew worked at Lexity, a startup which helps small businesses succeed online, where he built large portions of the lexity.com website, coded the foundations of the Commerce Central API and co-wrote the Live Sales app featured at LAUNCH 2013 conference.
Andrew travels whenever given the opportunity, and is on pace to visit all 50 of the United States by the age of 30 (South Dakota, here I come). He is an enthusiastic amateur chef, amateur foodie, amateur photographer and amateur athlete.
Andrew got his M.S. and came oh-so-close to getting his Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics at Stanford, and has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and in Physics from Yale.