With the economy in the dumps, it makes sense that live online video learning site eduFire would go after those looking to refine or learn new business skills. The company announced today that it is launching a new Business Channel to provide courses for the wannabe entrepreneur, or those looking to transition to a new career.
Some of the sample business classes eduFire will offer include “How to Choose Your Business Idea,” “10 Failures of a Startup,” and “How to Raise Capital for Your Company.” Classes will be taught by working professionals from across the business landscape. Like other eduFire offerings, classes will be held via live online video where students can interact with the teacher and each other. Classes are capped at 100 students.
Courses can be purchased on an a la carte basis, or students can purchase a subscription for $29 per month to take an unlimited number of classes.
eduFire recently raised $1.3 million in funding. The site has been slowly expanding beyond its language lesson roots into areas like standardized test preparation and technology classes like introductions to Facebook and Twitter.
Mindbites, another player in the online instructional video space, recently completed a $350,000 extension to its Series A round of funding. (Disclosure: Mindbites is backed by True Ventures, a venture capital firm that is an investor in the parent company of this blog, Giga Omni Media. Om Malik, founder of Giga Omni Media, is also a venture partner at True.)