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Company Overview of Udemy, Inc.

Company Overview

Udemy, Inc. offers online courses for students in the United States and internationally. It offers online courses in the areas of Web and mobile development, programming, business and financing, design, arts and photography, health and fitness, lifestyle, math and science, education, languages, humanities, social sciences, music and production, crafts and hobbies, sports, games, marketing, cake decorating, and others. The company also offers solutions for corporate learning. Udemy, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in San Francisco, California.

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San Francisco, CA 94107

United States

Founded in 2010



Key Executives for Udemy, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder, Chairman and Head of Product
Vice President of Finance & Operations
Head of UX
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Udemy, Inc. Key Developments

Udemy Collaborates with Leading Training Providers in Singapore to Bring Training Programs Online

Udemy announced their collaboration with several leading training providers in Singapore, including Training Vision, NTUC LearningHub, ROHEI Corporation, and Imageworks who plan to develop online courses on Udemy to meet the changing training needs of the global workplace. The collaboration will enable these training providers, who have previously focused on in-person training, to provide convenient blended learning options that enhance skills for professionals and align with Singapore SkillsFuture initiatives. The online training offerings will complement existing in-person training on topics such as communication skills, image consulting, information technology and business management.

Udemy Appoints Darren Shimkus as Vice President and General Manager

Udemy announced Darren Shimkus has joined the company as vice president and general manager of Udemy for Business, Udemy’s corporate training platform. The hire comes as Udemy for Business has grown to serve more than 200 customers, including Century 21, Lyft and General Mills, and will further enhance Udemy’s ability to help businesses tap the full potential of their workforce. Shimkus brings nearly two decades of experience building and growing high-performing sales, marketing, and product management teams. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of global sales and business development at Mophie, a technology company that manufactures smartphone accessories.

Udemy Expands Management Team

Udemy announced it has hired two key executives, Robert Wong, who will serve as VP of Product, and Grégory Boutté, who will join the company as VP of Content. The strategic hires will help Udemy strengthen and grow its product and content teams at a time when the company has grown to serve more than 7 million students, recently raised $65 million in Series D funding, and has experienced more than a 200% year-over-year increase in revenue. Prior to joining Udemy, Wong served as EVP of Product at Sidecar. As VP of Product at Udemy, Wong will be responsible for driving the design and product management teams, and building the best platform to teach and learn online, no matter where they are located. As VP of Content at Udemy, Boutté will lead global operations for the supply side of Udemy’s marketplace – helping ensure the company recruits and acquires the most engaging and useful content from the world’s best instructors. He’ll also manage the company’s extensive content library, making sure that the platform can deliver the right courses and topics based on student demand. Boutté held various positions across multiple geographies at eBay over a 13-year period, most recently serving as VP of eBay Motors & Electronics for eBay North America.

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