About Lambda School

We invest in human potential

Lambda School is a combination of a school and an investment fund.

Our mission is to find untapped or underutilized talent, and train that talent for the most in-demand jobs in the world.

A New Model for Higher Education

Lambda School is pioneering a new model of higher education in which the school invests in the students, instead of the other way around.

Attending Lambda School is completely free up-front, and students pay back a portion of their income after they find a high-paying job.

If, for some reason, a student is unable to find a job with a salary above the set threshold, they are not required to pay anything. The total amount of repayment is also capped at a pre-determined maximum amount.

Learn from Anywhere

Lambda School is based in the San Francisco bay area, but students can attend from anywhere in the world (though the income-free option is only available to those legally authorized to work in the United States).

Instruction and group work happens live and interactive, so students must be in attendance for all sessions, but each session is recorded and can be reviewed from the archives at any time.

Hiring Partners

While students are not required to work with any of Lambda School's hiring partners, hiring partners get first access to graduating students. Lambda School has over 50 hiring partners, including IBM, Paypal, and many Y Combinator companies.

At the end of each class Lambda School has a "Demo Night" for its hiring partners, in which companies can meet students in the San Francisco Bay Area or attend virtually.

Lamba School does not require recruiting fees for sourcing students directly, and instead requests that hiring partners apply any recruiting fees directly toward a student's tuition.

For hiring partnerships or early access to hiring Lambda School students, please email [email protected]


Lambda School is funded by Y Combinator and the following:

  • Paul Buchheit - Creator of Gmail
  • Ryan Petersen - CEO of Flexport
  • Justin Waldron - Founder of Zynga
  • Jake Rosenberg - CTO of LendUp
  • Karn Saroya - CEO of Cover
  • Roger Dickey - CEO of Gigster
  • Doug Bergreron - CEO of DGB
  • Tyler Willis - CMO of Hired
  • Aston Motes - First employee at Dropbox
  • Boris Jabes - CEO of Meldium
  • Benjamin Bryant - Early employee at Pebble
  • Bernardo do Padua - CEO of Quero
  • Kanjun Qiu - CEO of Sourceress
  • Al Doan - Chairman at MSQC
  • Bowei Lee - Chairman of LCY Group

  • Tandem Ventures
  • Liquid 2 Ventures
  • Sound Ventures
  • Gelt Ventures
  • S2 Capital
  • Soma Ventures
  • TEEC Ventures
  • Social Starts
  • Zillionize Ventures