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One Month Raises $770K Seed Round to Build Accelerated Learning Platform

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 06/24/14 -- One Month ( announced today that it will be expanding its accelerated learning curriculum after closing a $770,000 seed round. The new curriculum will include courses on Front-end Web Development, Growth Hacking, Online Payments, Web Security, and Swift -- Apple's new programming language.

The company initially made waves early last year when they launched One Month Rails, a Ruby on Rails course for beginners. The course, which broke record sales on online learning platform Skillshare, continues to remain one of the top selling programming courses of all time.

Since then co-founders Mattan Griffel and Chris Castiglione have created an entire online education platform based on their accelerated learning philosophy. Their approach has resonated with over 14,500 students and counting.

One Month's goal is simple -- empower people to change their lives by learning real-world skills, in a short amount of time. The One Month team is comprised of education thought-leaders and self-taught technology experts working to build the most effective way to learn online.


  • Y Combinator 2013 Summer Alumni
  • Over 14,500 students to date
  • $770,000 seed round
  • Over $500,000 in sales to date
  • 150,000 lessons completed

"We think that when it comes to learning a new skill, the first 30 days are the most important to determine whether someone is going to quit or not." - Mattan Griffel, CEO

"Our goal is to create the best online learning experience for people looking to develop a new skill -- from coding to sales to marketing -- in a short amount of time." - Chris Castiglione, Co-founder

"We think it's important for people all over the world to get access to high-quality, affordable education. Our bet is that One Month will make that happen." - Cameron Winklevoss, Partner at Winklevoss Capital.

Winklevoss Capital, Innovation Works, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Start Fund, Oliver Jung, Lew Moorman, Y Combinator, FundersClub, and crowdfunding platform WeFunder.

Availability and Pricing
One Month currently offers two courses. Our flagship course, One Month Rails, teaches students how to build their first web application using Ruby on Rails. The second course, One Month HTML & CSS, covers the basics of building and launching your first website. Tuition for each course is $99.

Affiliate Program
One Month's affiliate program is super simple and extremely rewarding. Simply send an email to [email protected] and you will receive a unique link to share with your audience. Affiliates receive a 50% commission for each new student they refer.

Student Testimonials

  • "One Month Rails started me on a path that's changed my life." - Sandi Lin, Co-founder of Skilljar"
  • "This was the best introduction I could have had to web app development." - Sam Asante, UI/UX Designer
  • "There are materials floating around online, but Mattan has put them together in an order that makes sense." - Jonathan Grove

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