Lightning Pitch: Codesmith – Immersive software engineering academy
Software engineering immersive academy and learning platform.
Our founders had the privilege to attend Harvard, Oxford, and Yale, but saw the limitations of what they’d learned—the need for practical experience with code, and the empowering impact of being able to build and execute on ideas. They set out to solve this problem for students while they’re still at school—to unite their theoretical studies with the practical ability to build with code. The result was Codesmith.
Chad Troutwine is CEO at Codesmith and founder of Veritas Prep—the second largest test prep company in the world. He has invested in numerous startups and is owner of Freakonomics Media. He has also produced 15 films including Print the Legend, winner of the SXSW Jury prize and one of the first Netflix Originals. Chad attended Harvard and Yale Universities.
Will Sentance is CTO at Codesmith. He’s founder of Icecomm, the leading platform for WebRTC communication. Prior to Codesmith, Will was CEO at Ownly and a software engineer at Gem.co. Will graduated from Oxford University and Harvard University.
HEADQUARTERS: Los Angeles
YEAR FOUNDED: 2014