imgres-3Aceable, a startup seeking to disrupt the driver’s education market, announced Thursday it has received $4.7 million in seed stage funding.

The Austin-based company plans to use the money to hire employees and to enter new markets that require professional certificates.

Silverton Partners led the funding with participation from Floodgate Ventures, NextGen Angels and Capital Factory.

Aceable, with 20 employees, offers online courses in drivers education, defensive driving and traffic school in Texas and Florida. It has roughly 100,000 customers. Silicon Hills News did this profile on the company earlier this year.

“Our goal is to make the required driving education and certification process enjoyable and accessible to everyone,” Blake Garrett, Aceable CEO, said in a news release. “Just in drivers education alone, we’ve already seen 80 percent of our courses completed on a mobile device. Now with additional funding, we’re excited to be able to offer our mobile drivers ed courses in other states and continue to add new applications.”