Ziplines Education: $6.4 Million Secured To Help Higher Education Bridge Digital Skills Gap

Ziplines Education – an industry-leading education company that partners with universities to deliver industry-focused certificate courses that prepare professionals for a digital-first workforce – announced it has closed a $6.4 million Series A round of funding. Led by Jackson Square Ventures, with participation from existing investors, including Wildcat Venture Partners and WGU Labs, Ziplines Education will utilize the new financing to expand its team, develop proprietary technology products, and strengthen partnerships with universities to serve more continuing-education students.

Ziplines Education helps higher education bridge the digital skills gap by providing turnkey, professional certificate courses for in-demand, tech-adjacent careers. And developing the latest curriculum with the leading software-application technical training, their programs revolve around three critical elements: real-world application, data-driven strategies, and technology know-how. Headed by many nationally renowned industry leaders, its 10-week courses are delivered fully online and combine self-directed (asynchronous) learning with live, interactive (synchronous) sessions.

In the coming months, Ziplines Education will be announcing new university partnerships and expanding its team in technology, marketing, analytics, learning experience design, and student success.


“Jackson Square Ventures invests in innovative young companies like Ziplines Education that have what it takes to be market leaders. We’re excited to partner with Ziplines Education as they pioneer a platform that gives individuals the digital skills and real-world experience they need to thrive in today’s most in-demand careers.”

– Greg Gretsch, Managing Director of Jackson Square Ventures, who joins Ziplines Education’s board as part of the investment

“Being successful in today’s ever-evolving workforce means you need to approach problems from a data-driven perspective, while leveraging technology to harness automation. Our mission is to help students gain the digital skills and real-world experience they need to thrive in a career they love, empowering us to positively impact the lives of career-driven professionals around the world.”

– Sara Leoni, CEO and founder of Ziplines Education

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