David Blake


CEO and Co-Founder, Degreed

NEw degree for the new world

David Blake is the CEO and Co-Founder of Degreed, the new degree for the new world. Blake believes that education isn’t all-or-nothing so why should a degree be the end all. Under his management, Degreed raised Series B funding for a total of $28 million in 2016.

Degreed exists to empower learners and to track all of them. Together let’s change the way we think about learning.

David’s success proceeded Degreed as he was a NEW.edu Launch Consultant with UniversityNow and a founding member of Zinch, a social networking site connecting students to a myriad of study and professional opportunities, which was acquired by Chegg.  He also serves a contributor to MOOCS.com. Prior to this, David received his BS in Ecomomics from Brigham Young University in 2007.

WATCH: For years, the college degree worked well enough as a way to show your foundation of knowledge, which helped you get a job where you slowly moved up the ranks and retired after 30 years at the same company. But the world doesn't work that way anymore.