Dough, an investment training startup, takes a fresh $25M to the bank

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Dough, a startup that provides educational content on personal investing, just got some new money of its own to play around with.

Of course, Dough already knows what it wants to do with the money. The new $25 million round will go toward hiring more people who can narrate videos on-air and bringing the Chicago-based startup’s materials into foreign countries, according to a statement Dough released today.

Dough offers free interactive video lessons online. It’s like a massively open online course (MOOC) site, but it’s exclusively for teaching people how to make investments. It shows experts’ trades, and it even gives people a way to make their own trades.

MOOC companies like Coursera and Udemy have picked up big founding rounds lately. launched at the beginning of this year. Tastytrade, which belongs to Dough, started in 2011. Tastytrade runs the iOS, Android, and Windows app Bob the Trader, from which people can watch videos and execute trades of stock, options, and futures.

Technology Crossover Ventures provided the new cash.

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