In 2009, Gagan co-founded Udemy, a now-$2B online education business. Udemy’s goal was to democratize education by enabling anyone to build online courses. This launched the “MOOC” era of online learning: Massively Open Online Courses.
In 2015, Wes co-founded the altMBA with Seth Godin, and grew the online school to thousands of students in 500 cities and 45 countries. While MOOCs have a 6-7% completion rate, the altMBA has a 96% completion rate. This was the beginning of a new era of cohort-based courses.