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Recent press releases:

  • Pluralsight Wins Gold Stevie Award for Best Training Site in 2014 American Business Awards
  • Pluralsight Raises $135 Million in Series B Funding Led by Insight Venture Partners
  • Pluralsight’s Digital-Tutors Launches New Web and Interactive Training Content, Providing Learners with End-to-End Web Solutions
  • Pluralsight Teaches Kids to Code with Newest Free E-Learning Course: Basic HTML Part 1
  • Pluralsight Unveils New Headquarters, Announces Partnership with the Utah’s STEM Action Center and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development
  • Technology Gurus Don Jones and Greg Shields Join Pluralsight
  • Pluralsight CFO Greg Woodward Wins CXO of the Year Award from Utah Business Magazine
  • Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard to Speak at 2014 Goldman Sachs – Harvard University Global Education Conference
  • Pluralsight Offers CEOs Five Security Tips to Prevent Cyber Attacks
  • Pluralsight Acquires Digital-Tutors for $45 Million
  • Pluralsight Teaches Kids to Code with Latest Free E-Learning Course: Kodu Kingdom Defense
  • Pluralsight Acquires Tekpub, Third Acquisition in 3 Months
  • Pluralsight Purchases IT Training Network TrainSignal for $23.6 Million
  • Pluralsight Embraces Open Source Community With Acquisition of Peepcode
  • Pluralsight Leadership Team Gears up for Surging Growth with Appointment of Former Skullcandy VP Brett Barlow as CMO
  • Pluralsight Computer Programming Instructor Becomes Online Education’s First Millionaire Author
  • Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard Named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year at Utah Awards Gala
  • Recent press coverage:

    Inc. Magazine, September 23, 2014: Meetings Don’t Have to Suck
    Site Selection Magazine, September 16, 2014: Nice People Talking SMAC
    Inc. Magazine, September 10, 2014: Why Tech-Savvy CEOs Rule the World
    Inc. Magazine, September 9, 2014: How to Increase Value by Doing Less
    Education Drive, September 4, 2014: 7 ed tech startups making progress with investors
    Inc. Magazine, September 3, 2014: Staying Lean: Why You Shouldn’t Have a Master Plan
    The Price of Business, August 30, 2014: Pluralsight and Company Culture
    Utah Business Magazine, August 29, 2014: Pluralsight Raises $135 Million in Funding
    Beehive Startups, August 27, 2014: Pluralsight Raises Largest-Ever Venture Financing Round for a Utah Company – $135 Million
    Business Insider, August 27, 2014: This Startup Is Now Worth Almost A Billion Dollars By Just Focusing On Online Developer Training
    Forbes, August 27, 2014: Online Learning Industry Poised for $107 Billion In 2015
    FOX Business, August 27, 2014: Pluralsight Raises $135M to Help Grow Enterprise Customer Base
    Silicon Slopes, August 27, 2014: Pluralsight raises $135M, approaching $1 billion valuation
    NetworkWorld, August 27, 2014: Pluralsight bags $135M to fortify online coding, tech course offerings
    VentureBeat, August 27, 2014: Pluralsight grabs $135M to expand online learning for professionals
    Reuters peHUB, August 27, 2014: Insight Venture Partners leads $135 mln Series B funding round in Pluralsight
    The Wall Street Journal, August 27, 2014: E-learning Co. Pluralsight Raises $135M in Record Round for Utah
    TechCrunch, August 27, 2014: Pluralsight Raises $135 Million At A Valuation Approaching $1 Billion
    Inc. Magazine, August 26, 2014: How to Build a Kick-Ass Exec Team
    Inc. Magazine, August 20, 2014: Why Measuring Systems Matters More Than Measuring People
    All Voices, August 18, 2014: 5 Ways to Learn to Code at Home for (Nearly) Free
    Redmond Magazine, August 15, 2014: Why IT Pros Should Prepare for Microsoft’s Stealth Library OS
    Inc. Magazine, August 12, 2014: Why Sales Commissions Don’t Work (in the Long Run)
    Entrepreneur, August 11, 2014: 4 Tips to Thwart iOS Attackers
    Inc. Magazine, August 5, 2014: How to Create a No-Fear Culture
    Silicon Slopes, August 4, 2014: Pluralsight opens new office, offers free tech education to Utah teachers
    Utah Business Magazine, August 4, 2014: Pluralsight Opens New Headquarters, Launches GOED Initiative
    The Davis County Clipper, August 4, 2014: Pluralsight: a tech business magnet for Davis County?
    Area Development, August 4, 2014: Pluralsight Opens Newly Designed Headquarters In Farmington, Utah
    Standard Examiner, August 1, 2014: Tech firm makes a splash in Farmington
    Beehive Startups, August 1, 2014: Pluralsight Partners With State of Utah to Advance Teacher Training
    Inc. Magazine, July 30, 2014: What We Learned From Buying 4 Companies in 8 Months
    Utah Business Magazine, June 5, 2014: 2014 CXO of the Year Profile: Greg Woodward, Pluralsight CFO
    Utah Business Magazine, June 5, 2014: Pluralsight
    Venture Beat, June 7, 2014: 5 reasons you should forget the coding bootcamp and study online instead
    Entrepreneur Magazine, May 30, 2014: 10 Insights From 10 Years Running a Business
    PandoDaily, April 10, 2014: MOOCs’ forgotten older sibling rises to take the online education throne
    Tech Crunch, April 9, 2014: PluralSight buys Digital-Tutors for $45 million to add media software training
    3DArtist, April 9, 2014: Digital-Tutors bought by Pluralsight
    VentureBeat, April 9, 2014: Why your VC funding is worthless without a plan
    Entrepreneur, March 20, 2014: How making employees lifelong learners can help your company succeed
    IT World, November 18, 2013: One question holds the key to a killer IT resume
    PandoDaily, October 30, 2013: Developers are becoming jacks of all trades
    Informationweek, August 5, 2013: Pluralsight buys TrainSignal, broadens IT training lineup
    Computerworld, May 9, 2013: For young students, a C# coding workshop for kids
    Gigaom, March 25, 2013: Developer training company Pluralsight releases online coding courses for kids
    TechCrunch, January 2, 2013: Developer training platform Pluralsight raises $27.5M from Insight Venture Partners to expand its online catalog

    Media contact:

    Megan Herrick, Director of PR
    megan-herrick@pluralsight.com

    Executive bios:

    Aaron Skonnard, Founder and CEO

    Pluralsight Raises $135 Million in Series B Funding Led by Insight Venture Partners

    August 27, 2014 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

    SALT LAKE CITY– Pluralsight, a global leader in online training for technology professionals, announced today it has closed $135 million in Series B funding, bringing the company’s total funding to nearly $165 million to date. This minority round was led by current Pluralsight investor Insight Venture Partners, with additional participation from ICONIQ Capital and Sorenson Capital.

    The investment marks one of Utah’s largest private rounds to date and will be used to support the company’s continuous rapid growth, accelerate its fast-growing enterprise customer base, and assist with the expansion into new content categories. The funding will also bring an enhanced learning experience, as well as a tidal wave of new courses, instructors and users to Pluralsight.

    “Pluralsight is at an inflection point and this funding will exponentially fuel our growth in the enterprise space, providing businesses with innovations in interactivity and measurable learning outcomes,” said Aaron Skonnard, CEO of Pluralsight. “We couldn’t have selected a better group of strategic partners to invest in the company’s vision, giving us even deeper financial market expertise, access to some of the most influential players in Silicon Valley and a broader reach throughout the entire tech community.”

    Pluralsight plays in the booming e-learning industry, which Global Industry Analysts (GIA) projects to be a $107 billion market in 2015. Disrupting traditional learning methods such as book and in-person training, the company has experienced triple-digit growth for the past four consecutive years and shows no indications of slowing.

    Founded in 2004, Pluralsight pursued an organic, profitable growth path for nearly a decade before emerging from strategic stealth by raising $27.5 million from Insight Venture Partners in January 2013. Pluralsight used the investment to rapidly expand their library to more than 3,000 courses—making Pluralsight the world’s largest curated e-learning library for technology and creative professionals, academic institutions and businesses of all sizes.

    This evolutionary expansion has been further amplified through four acquisitions of online learning companies in the past year including PeepCode, Tekpub, TrainSignal and Digital-Tutors, with a total transactional value in excess of $70 million. Combined, these strategic acquisitions took the company’s training platform beyond software development into open source, IT administration and creative skills learning.

    “Pluralsight has completely disrupted the traditional corporate and classroom training model with its online learning solution,” said Ryan Hinkle of Insight Partners. “We are thrilled to support such an innovative and passionate organization. Similar to Salman Khan’s One World Schoolhouse for students, Pluralsight has created a One World Schoolhouse for professionals across the globe looking to fine tune their skills and advance their careers.”

    For more information on Pluralsight’s professional training library visit: www.pluralsight.com

    About Pluralsight
    Founded in 2004, Pluralsight is the global leader in online learning for software developers, IT specialists, and creative technologists. As the world’s largest curated e-learning library for technology professionals, the company offers instant access to more than 3,000 courses authored by top experts. With customers in more than 150 countries, Pluralsight serves as a career catalyst, delivering hands-on, practical training for the most in-demand and understaffed jobs of today. For more information visit Pluralsight.com.