Press Release

Guild Education Valuation Climbs to $3.75 Billion With Series E Round

June 10, 2021

Denver – June 10, 2021 – Cooley advised Guild Education, an education platform that upskills workers and prepares companies for the future, on its $150 million Series E financing round, which brings its valuation to $3.75 billion. Partner Matt Dubofsky led the Cooley team advising Guild.

The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, Cowboy Ventures, D1 Capital Partners, Emerson Collective, General Catalyst, GSV, Harrison Metal, ICONIQ, Next Play Capital, Redpoint Ventures and Salesforce Ventures. Guild will use the new capital to fuel its growth and support workers alongside America’s largest employers – connecting upskilling to career mobility through technology, partnerships and student services.

“American workers are currently in a buyer’s market when it comes to choosing where to work, as more and more ‘help wanted’ signs go up in the post-COVID recovery,” Rachel Carlson, co-founder and CEO of Guild Education, said in a news release. “This latest round of funding will allow us to support the tens of millions of Americans in need of upskilling, with a model that encourages their employers to do well by doing good.”

Guild Education is a certified B Corporation, founded to bridge the gap between education and employment for the 88 million working adults in the US in need of upskilling for the future of work. Guild’s payments and technology platform, curated learning marketplace and advanced education and career coaching come together to help working adult learners advance in their education and career, debt-free.

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