Alexis – Uptrained co-founder – received calls from two people having the same problem in Spring 2017.
Thomas was getting married later this year to his longtime Swedish girlfriend and decided to prepare a short speech in Swedish for the wedding ceremony. He knew he wanted to learn online but didn’t know which solution was the best for his needs: free app? paid app? with a tutor? without? would it work on both his office laptop and his smartphone while on the go?
Caroline was about to do a career change and wanted to learn the basics of coding in order to launch her own startup. She felt confused about all the solutions available out there and didn’t find any place to compare her options and read reviews of the various training offers.
The idea of a product comparison platform for online education at large was born. A long dinner with Maxime and a few drinks later, the Beta version of the Uptrained platform was scoped and a few weeks later launched with the vision to empower everyone to discover, compare, and choose the best e-learning solutions for their needs.
Alexis is one of Uptrained co-founder. Passionate about continuous education, he has launched or worked for several online businesses such as Babbel (Language Learning, Germany & USA), Oppex (Search Engine, Finland) or Deal Keren (Deal Marketplace, Indonesia). Originally from France, he now leaves in Berlin, Germany.
Maxime is one of Uptrained co-founder. He has launched several businesses in the product comparison and lead generation space and brings to the table more than10 years of web development and technical expertise. He is passionate about everything online, especially education and more recently crypto-currencies. Originally from France, he is a digital nomad. He was last seen in Berlin, Germany.
Maria is responsible for most of the website content as well as all interactions with the users and vendors at Uptrained. She also handles all the administrative topics for the company. Originally from Indonesia, she moved to the West Coast when she was a teenager and now leaves (and enjoys!) NYC.