Serial EdTech Entrepreneur: Degreed’s David Blake

Meet the edtech founder who didn't enter the competition: he invented a market.

David Blake founded the company Degreed in 2012, back when nobody believed in online lifelong skill-building.

Through Degreed, users can learn new skills, while employers can help employees upskill and track their growth. Nothing like it had ever existed before.

As other companies caught up to the edtech movement, David enjoyed a brief period in Degreed's scaling that most CEOs only dream about: owning the market in the wilderness, with no competition.

Obviously, times change. But armed with this special foundation, Degreed today has 6.5 million active users in 209 counties and 350 companies. Here's how he got on top, and stayed there.

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