Meet Anton Chornyi, CEO of Ukraine-based

Can you tell us about the story of GoIT and how it was founded? 


GoIT was founded in 2014 with an initial fund of just $300. The demand for IT specialists in Ukraine and the interest in Ukrainian tech talents abroad contributed to the rapid growth of our company. Our first learning course was in QA, and 90% of the first cohorts got hired very quickly. Today, we have a developed structure and approach to teaching with a focus on project-based learning, theory, and mentorship. We also founded GoITeens to popularise tech among the younger generation.

During the war, we had to come up with an anti-crisis strategy quickly. We were focusing on entering new markets before the war, and we decided to stick with the plan. We launched in Poland, Romania, LATAM, USA and started in Asia soon. Additionally, we helped relocate over 100 families of our employees who had to leave the eastern regions and Kyiv to the western part of Ukraine, specifically the city of Lviv. We also launched a special grant for Ukrainian women-refugees, helping them to get an IT profession.

What makes GoIT unique compared to other education businesses?

We are a very client-oriented company that puts user experience first. Our Learning Experience Platform (LXP) is an all-in-one AI-based platform with game elements designed to analyse students’ activity and help them retain motivation over the whole course. We also have a huge pool of mentors who work with students and provide feedback quickly after completing tasks. We believe in the high role of soft skills in tech and help our students develop them. Our mission is more than just helping people get a job; we want to bring inclusion and accessibility to the IT environment.


How has GoIT evolved over the last few years?


We have grown from 120 to 500 employees worldwide, and our revenue increased 2.5 times in 2022. During the war, we managed to quickly adopt our learning program under power shutdowns, enabling our students to get access to learning materials without the internet. We launched a special grant for Ukrainian women-refugees, helping them to get an IT profession, and most of them have successfully graduated and are now looking for jobs in Europe.


What can we expect from GoIT in the future?


Our roadmap is quite ambitious; we aim to become a Unicorn edtech by 2027, #1 in CEE, in the top 3 in EU, SEA, and LATAM, with over 100K students. We plan to launch a B2B stack and develop undergraduate and graduate degree programs. We are also customising our LMS and automating a lot of operation processes to ensure our growth doesn’t compromise the quality of our service.