Edtech startup Mate academy launches an office in Poland

Founded by Ukrainians, international edtech startup Mate academy launches its sevices in Poland. The company, which teaches programming for free until students get a job offer, announced the opening of its representative office in Warsaw earlier today.

  • Michał Tucki as the Country Manager, ex-operations manager of Bolt Poland, will be responsible for the development of Mate academy in Poland. The company plans to increase the Polish part of the team to 20 employees by the end of the year, including local coordinators, mentors, and support managers.
  • From the beginning, students will have access to frontend technology, which offers learning such programming languages as HTML/CSS, Javascript, React/Redux, and Algorithms. All training materials on the platform are available in Polish and English. Also, everyone will be able to take a basic course for free.

About Mate academy

  • Mate academy trains students from the UK, Asia, and Europe. More than 2000 students have already been employed around the world. The startup’s graduates find jobs in well-known companies including Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. 
  • The product’s business model is based on an Income Share Agreement with the client. This format allows students to study programming for free and get assistance in the process of finding a job, in exchange for paying 12% of their monthly salary for three years only after employment. 

“Mate academy is a student’s friend who guides them all the way to their first job in IT. We are on our way to an ambitious mission – to teach programming to 1 million people worldwide and help them get their first job in IT. As part of the study for international groups, our team has already been working with students from all over the globe. Realizing the potential of the Polish market is the next step. Strategically, we aim to become one of the leaders among edtech players in Poland. By the end of 2023, we plan to train and employ 1000 locals,“

Roman Apostol, CEO, and co-founder of Mate academy, says.
  • In November 2021, Mate academy raised a $1.9 million investment from Wise (Transferwise), Teleport, Pipedrive, and Bolt. The round was supported by Horizon Capital and existing investors TA Ventures and Flyer One Ventures. The startup was aimed to spend the funds on the expansion in the American and Polish markets.

Previously, Mate Academy’s representative told AIN.Capital about the company’s so-called “no boolshit” corporate culture, what does it consist of and how it works for business. You can read the full story here.