Paris-based intensive tech training platform Le Wagon has acquired online and immersive school Emil. The acquisition is the ﬁrst step in the new growth phase undertaken by the firm to help all professionals, throughout their career, to achieve their full potential.
Post the new deal, Le Wagon will integrate Emil’s courses and roll out new ﬂexible online training courses, complementary to its bootcamp format. Going forward, Le Wagon will continue its international expansion with the opening of campuses in Porto, Bangkok, Cape Town and campuses in Africa over the next three years.
Founded in Paris in 2013, Le Wagon teaches people the skills they need to boost their career, land their dream job in tech or launch their startup. The company is currently operational in 45 cities across 25 countries as well as online and boasts a community of over 15,000 graduates from all walks of life, including many entrepreneurs who have created over 200 tech startups and raised $850 million globally.
The French startup had earlier its first round of €17 million in funding after many years of bootstrapping in 2020.
Romain Paillard, co-founder of Le Wagon said: “The need for data skills is exponential, and the acquisition allows us to strengthen our teaching expertise and our offerings in this area. We have the same vision of training: immersive, in cohorts and concrete with professors who work in startups or tech companies.”
Emil’s courses are co-constructed and delivered online by employees of the French startups such as Doctolib, Payﬁt or Aircall. Thomas Bouttefort and Paul Mochkovitch, co-founders of Emil added: “Le Wagon is a worldwide reference for intensive web development and data training. We are happy to join the adventure and build the future of Le Wagon by deploying internationally the training courses that have made our success in France, while developing new ones, to meet the needs of professionals and companies.”