Guild Education, a Denver-based online upskilling platform, announced it has raised $175 million in a Series F funding round led by Wellington Management at a $4.4 billion valuation.
Other backers include Oprah Winfrey, Bon Secours Mercy Health, Citi Impact Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners, General Catalyst and Iconiq Capital.
Founded in 2015, Guild’s platform connects education providers with employers who seek to upskill and retain employees through education assistance benefits.
Its employer customers include Chipotle, Lowe’s and Target. The company says it has also launched partnerships with employers including Hilton, PepsiCo, Kohl’s and Tyson Foods.
Guild plans to invest its latest funding round to expand into in-demand markets like healthcare, and help users access tools such as loan repayment programs, childcare solutions and career assessments.