Y Combinator, Not Lambda School, Is Unbundling Education

Byrne Hobart
Oct 18, 2019 · 7 min read

Quick, name a growing, well-hyped company that’s trying to Disrupt the Education Industry!

Lambda School is the obvious answer. I’ve written about them before, and I think they’re on to something big. Lambda is changing education as it’s popularly understood: you go to class to learn skills, then you use those skills in a job you couldn’t otherwise do. The popular narrative is that that’s what our education system is, and that that’s why we spend $1.1 trillion dollars per year on it.