World Banks investment arm is among the Coursera investors in second round of funding.
MOUNTAIN VIEW -- Just a year old, the online education startup Coursera is poised for a big growth spurt fueled by $43 million in venture capital, it announced Wednesday.
The Mountain View-based company is a dominant player in a rapidly evolving and competitive market without a clear business model. Since its launch in April 2012, the company has teamed with dozens of universities to offer about 400 college-level courses for free on its platform. A ticker on Coursera's home page boasts the enrollment of more than 4 million students, or "Courserians."