CheckiO Moves to Vegas from Boston After Getting Funded by the VegasTechFund

December 24, 2013

2:47 pm

Coding education startup CheckiO has moved to Las Vegas from Boston and raised funding from the VegasTechFund, according to the Boston Business Journal.

The Boston Business Journal reports that the VegasTechFund, part of Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project, led a $750,000 round of seed funding for CheckiO. CheckiO was founded in Ukraine, came over for TechStars Boston 2013, and made the official move to Vegas on Sunday. The VegasTechFund hasn’t yet posted the funding on their site.

CheckiO helps you learn programming through a game. You can get feedback and code review, while companies can set up challenges to crowdsource their code. CheckiO was founded by Liza Avramenko, Oleg Klevtsov, and Alexander Lyabah.

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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in the harsh reality of entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and psychology. She is the founder of The Year of Happy and has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America since 2011. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact

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