CodeFights Scores $2.4 Million To Turn Coding Practice Into A Game

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A startup that turns practicing your programming skills into a game, CodeFights, has just raised $2.4 million in seed funding to further develop its real-time, social game where developers can participate in “code battles” versus either a timed clock or other opponents directly. While the site has only been live for around six months, already 70,000 users have shown up and have solved 1.5 million challenges, says co-founder Tigran Sloyan.

He also notes that the site has been growing by 30 percent to 40 percent month-over-month since its debut.

Investors in the round include Felicis Ventures (Aydin Senkut), Sutter Hill Ventures (Mike Speiser), Adam D’Angelo (Facebook co-founder/Quora CEO), Auren Hoffman (LiveRamp CEO), Tom Fallows (Google Shopping Express founder/Uber), Raffi Krikorian (Twitter VP of Eng/Uber) and others.

The idea for the startup, says Sloyan, an MIT grad originally from Armenia, was sparked following he and his co-founder, Aram Shatakhtsyan’s, experiences participating in international math and coding competitions…

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