10 million students: Big day at Udemy, bigger days ahead!

When you’re a fast-growing startup, you hit a lot of milestones, but we’re particularly proud and humbled by our latest achievement: We have officially welcomed our 10 millionth student to Udemy!

Why is this occasion extra-special for us? Because it’s all about our students. When students learn on Udemy, whether for professional advancement or personal enrichment, they are taking big steps toward building the lives they imagine for themselves. We don’t take this responsibility lightly. We are focused each and every day on evolving our marketplace so we can continue to be the best possible place for anyone in the world to learn, achieve, and succeed.

With 10 million students around the world now on board, it’s clear we’re on the right path. But we’ve never been the type of company to rest on our laurels either. We’ll take time to acknowledge this milestone, and a few glasses of champagne will likely be raised in our offices. But then we’ll get right back to work, collaborating with new instructors around the world to ensure our content is relevant and rewarding, and continually refining our course-taking experience to empower students to meet their goals.

Because here’s the thing — 10 million is a big number, but it’s just the start for Udemy. We’re already thinking about extending access to the next 10 million and to tens of millions of additional students after that. We believe learning is the key to empowering people around the world and helping them pursue their dreams and reach their goals — and we’re thrilled to have connected with our first 10 million.

There are more than 7 billion people on earth today. We still have lots of work to do.