On Monday, Denver based software-coding tech bootcamp Galvanize announced that it had raised $45 million in second round funding. According to the Denver Post, Galvanize, founded in 2012, is an entrepreneurial-minded coworking space that offers courses in web development and data science.
The company has grown significantly in the past four years. According to the Denver Business Journal, Galvanize has two locations in the Denver metro, as well as locations in Boulder, Seattle, San Francisco, Austin and Phoenix. There are several other tech bootcamps with similar missions in the Denver area including Turing School of Software and Design, SeedPaths, Skill Distillery and General Assembly.
Co-Founder Jim Deters says, “The idea that you’re done learning at 22 and have the same job for the rest of your life is long gone.” Galvanize aims to use their funding to improve the way their program teaches web development and data science to its students and assist companies who are looking to upgrade skill sets of current employees. In addition, online classes mixed with the traditional six-month, on-campus program are in the works.