Location: 237 Kearny Street, San Francisco, California, United States United States
Founded in: 2015
Stage: Post-launch
Number of employees: 6-15
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Take Your Skill to the Next Level
San Francisco, California, United States United States
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Company description

LiveEdu is a Y-combinator company.

LiveEdu is a live edutainment platform where you can watch and learn from people working on projects live and collaborate with them. Collaborate, watch and learn from livestream sessions on LiveCoding, LiveGameDev, LiveDesign, LiveHardware and LiveMathematics. We mix education with entertainment to create edutainment for professionals and college students. We started in 2015 with the first category "coding" and now we expanding to other categories.

Since our launch on Feb 23,2015 over 1 million people have used LiveEdu and broadcasters have created over 180,000 videos.

People use LiveEdu for teaching or documentation of their work as career portfolio. Watch a professional live while he builds a product and learn from the step by step explanation he gives as he goes through the process. Learn faster by watching the tricks, shortcuts and wokflows of others. LiveEdu is all about real projects. Watch and learn how real products are built from scratch to release. The product can be a game, mobile app, website, graphic design, web design, UX drawing, 3D object, hardware, robots, etc. We are the first site in the world where you can watch live and learn from the projects of others.

Companies use LiveEdu for discovering freelance talent and hire them for contract work. By empowering companies for the first time to visually assess the professional skills of candidates, LiveEdu is revolutionizing the way professionals showcase their skills and companies find freelance talent. Linkedin and Upwork were born in an era where written text was the dominant medium for showcasing the skills of job candidates. In the future live video is going to the dominant medium.

We make money through premium subscription for users and company accounts for companies searching for freelancers. We are targeting the multi-billion dollar lifelong learning market. is funded by European Pioneers, Y-combinator and top-notch private angels who invested among others in Spotify.






  • Michael Jurgen Garbade
    Michael Jurgen Garbade | Team member
    Am an experienced tech founder with both business and engineering skills. I like working on start-ups and building value for customers and investors from nothing. I have worked in the US, Asia and Europe. I speak English and German as mother tongu...
Business model

Mainly subscription

side revenue: ads, channel sponsorship

Competitive advantage

USP vs. Udemy/


•Real process step by step
•Live interactive experience


•No pre-recorded polished videos


•Production level work


•Daily fresh content in multiple languages
•Pure Peer-to-peer knowledge exchange