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Justin Kitch Talks About His New Learning Platform, Curious (Video)

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Web 1.0 phenom Justin Kitch sold his Homestead small-business site to Intuit in 2007 and went to work there. After a while, as is par for the course with longtime entrepreneurs, he left.

But just a few months ago, after mulling the tech scene, he was back with $7.5 million from Redpoint Ventures, as well as prominent individual investors such as Bill Campbell.

The idea? Curious, a lifelong learning startup aimed at connecting teachers and students via short-format video-based interactive lessons, from salsa dancing to banjo picking. The education space online is booming, with a myriad of experiments being launched in many genres.

Kitch recently opened up the platform to allow more teachers on it, giving them a variety of tools to make money, of which Curious gets a cut.

Here he is talking about the new venture, which is reportedly raising even more money:


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