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We turn talent into greatness.

Udacity is the trusted market leader in talent transformation.
We change lives, businesses, and nations through digital upskilling, developing the edge you need to conquer what’s next.

Creating the job-ready digital skills that empower achievement.

Udacity’s proven playbook is globally scalable, addressing the widespread digital talent shortages that impact growth, productivity, and innovation. We collaborate with enterprises and highly motivated individuals to design a tailored talent transformation journey enabled by our Digital Competency Platform.

Our exclusive content is co-created and continually refined with industry leaders. Each Udacity program is deeply focused—eliminating guesswork in selecting the right course. Projects go far beyond step-by-step guides, cultivating the critical thinking required for workplace relevance. Expert mentors unblock learning with personalized support, and verify complete mastery of competencies.

  • 16.9M+ registered users in more than 240 countries

  • 2.6M+ projects submitted

  • 205K Nanodegree certificates earned

  • 73% of graduates reported a favorable career change in the first 12 months 1

Content co-created with

Accenture, GitHub, NVIDIA, BMW, Microsoft, Amazon

From democratizing education to talent transformation.

Udacity began when Stanford instructors Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig had a revolutionary idea to offer their "Introduction to Artificial Intelligence" course online—to anyone, for free.

Over 160,000 students in more than 190 countries enrolled, demanding a new way to deliver education. A startling discovery emerged: The top 400 students weren’t from Stanford. This revelation sparked a mission to make lifelong learning more equitable and inclusive. Udacity has been expanding opportunities ever since.

Building on this globally accessible upskilling platform, Udacity evolved into talent transformation. By creating the next level of job-ready digital talent, we equip professionals and organizations to excel in some of the world’s most exciting disciplines.

Wealth Front - Career Launching Company 2021, G2 Leader Winter 2022, CNBC Disruptor 50, Business Intelligence Group Excellence in Customer Service Award 2022, Brandon Hall Group Technology Excellence Award 2022, EdTech Digest -  The EdTech Awards

Manifesting the value of exceptional talent.

Our leadership team comes together with one goal: to help learners, enterprise, and governments prepare for and strengthen the digital workforce of the next generation.

  • Sebastian Thrun

    Founder and Executive Chairman
  • Kai Roemmelt

    Executive Vice President
  • James Richards

    Chief Technology Officer
  • Hisham Elaraby

    Chief Financial Officer
  • Samuel Schofield

    Chief Revenue Officer
  • Derrick Alesevich

    Chief Legal and Administrative Officer
  • Ayah Shashaa

    Executive General Manager, Societal Impact
  • Victoria Papalian

    Executive General Manager, Consumer