One Month

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One Month is an online teaching platform providing tutorials for digital tools, including Ruby on Rails, CSS, iOS, Web Security and Programming for Non-Programmers.[1] The company's name comes from courases that are designed to teach a programming language in 30 days.[2] The company has had over 25,000 users,[3] including employees of internet firms, American universities, and banks.[4]


One Month was founded in May 2013[2] by Chris Castiglione and Mattan Griffel. Castiglione was previously a teacher of "Programming For Non-Programmers" at General Assembly and Columbia University.[5] Griffel created a Skillshare course called "Teach Yourself to Code: One Month Rails." [6] The company, based in New York City, was originally known as One Month Rails, and taught basic Ruby on Rails coding.[7][8] Griffel became CEO of One Month[9] and was featured on the Forbes "30 under 30" list of 2015. In 2013, the company raised $770k from Y Combinator,[10] Maverick Capital, Lew Moorman, Innovation Works, General Catalyst Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Winklevoss Capital Management, FundersClub, and Wefunder.[11][8][12][13]

In December 2014, One Month acquired GoRails, a learning resource for Ruby on Rails, [7][14] with Chris Oliver, founder of GoRails and LaunchCode,[14][15] joining the One Month team in New York r.[7][14] The company launched a program in January 2015 awarding scholarships to women in the technology field.[9][16] In June 2015, the company raised $1.9 million in funding from Idea Bulb Ventures, Arena Ventures, and Cornerstone OnDemand.[3][17]


  1. ^ Leong, Theon. "Can you change your life in just one month? This startup says you can". e27. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Richard Ruth (March 5, 2015). "One Month: Innovation in Online Education". StartupHook. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Jordan Crook (June 30, 2015). "One Month, The Platform That Teaches You To Code (And More) In 30 Days, Picks Up $1.9M In Funding". Tech Crunch. Retrieved July 9, 2015. 
  4. ^ Aja Frost. "Work for the Company That’s (Literally) Schooling Google". The Muse. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  5. ^ Castiglione, Chris. "Projects by Chris Castiglione". Retrieved January 31, 2017. 
  6. ^ Heussner, Ki Mae. "With Skillshare’s online classes, instructors get shot at bigger bucks". Gigaom Inc. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c Kia Kokalitcheva (December 19, 2014). "One Month acquires GoRails to expand its coding courses". Venture Beat. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Ronald Barba (June 26, 2014). "One Month Raises $770K for Accelerated Code Learning Platform". Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Will Schmidt (March 21, 2015). "One Month: Our Students are Our Biggest Asset". Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  10. ^ Crook, Jordan. "YC-Backed One Month Rails Teaches You How To Build Your Startup While You Learn To Code". AOL inc. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  11. ^ Sam O’Keefe, Jordan Crook (June 25, 2014). "One Month Raises $770K to Teach All Of The Coding". Tech Crunch. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  12. ^ Regalado, Antonio. "Crowd Investing Is the New Way to Finance Technology Development". Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  13. ^ "One Month". AOL inc. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b c Will Schmidt (December 19, 2014). "One Month Acquires GoRails to Bulk Up Ruby on Rails Course". Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  15. ^ Brian Feldt (December 22, 2014). "St. Louis developer’s GoRails platform acquired by New York startup". St. Louis Business Journal. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  16. ^ Will Schmidt (December 15, 2014). "One Month is Issuing Scholarships for Women in Tech". Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  17. ^ Tony Wan (June 30, 2015). "One Month Raises $1.9M in Second Seed Round to Deliver Bite-Sized Online Courses". edSurge. Retrieved July 9, 2015. 

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