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Education Drive, June 5, 2015: Tech learning ‘Netflix’ Pluralsight offering free courses to reservists, vets, and families
Association for Talent Development, June 3, 2015: Throwing Away the Rule Book
Hot Topics, May 21, 2015: How Pluralsight grew an online learning business that made its tutors millionaires
e-Literate, April 28, 2015: Pitchbook Lists Most Valuable Ed Tech Companies, April 20, 2015: Edtech Companies Hail New Rival LinkedIn as Industry Catalyst, April 13, 2015: Ladies Learning Code Receives Free Subscriptions from Code School
The Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2015: The Billion Dollar Startup Club
Forbes, April 9, 2015: With Small Add-On to its $135 Million Raise Rival Pluralsight Takes Odd Approach to VC
ABC 4 Utah, March 6, 2015: Utah’s Pluralsight Continues to Impact their Community and Industry
Beehive Startups, February 26, 2015: Forbes Names Pluralsight as One of America’s Most Promising Companies
WorkDesign, February 13, 2015: This Office Encourages Working, Playing, and Winning Together
Education Dive, February 10, 2015: 9 Coding Schools Higher Ed Should Keep an Eye On
Silicon Slopes, February 9, 2015: Utah Companies Say Culture Creates Billion Dollar Valuations
Beehive Startups, February 4, 2015: The Rise of Pluralsight
Upstart Business Journal, February 2, 2015: Who are the Billion-Dollar Unicorns in Online Education?
Tech Cocktail, February 2, 2015: Orlando’s Code School Acquired by Pluralsight for $36M
Fast Company, January 27, 2015: Pluralsight Continues its Acquisition Spree, Dropping $36 Million on Code School
Computer Graphics World, January 26, 2015: Hour of Code Kickstarts Kids’ Creativity
The New York Times, January 26, 2015: Pluralsight, a Training Service for Tech Professionals, Buys Code School
Wired, January 26, 2015: How Big Is Coding Right Now? A Programming School Just Sold for $36M
Business Insider, January 26, 2015: How to Get Free Access to Over 4,000 Online Coding Classes – Only for This Week
Tech Cocktail, January 26, 2015: Pluralsight Acquires Code School; Get Free Access to Courses
EDUKWEST, January 26, 2015: Pluralsight Acquires Code School for $36 Million
Orlando Business Journal, January 26, 2015: Orlando’s Code School Acquired for $36 Million
Silicon Slopes, January 26, 2015: Pluralsight Grabs Six Companies to Take Over Online Education
Silicon Slopes, January 26, 2015: Pluralsight Acquires Code School for $36M
Orlando Sentinel, January 26, 2015: Orlando’s Code School Acquired for $36 Million by Utah Firm
TechCrunch, January 26, 2015: Online Learning Service Pluralsight Acquires Code School for $36 Million
Fortune, January 22, 2015: The Unicorn List
Forbes, January 21, 2015: America’s Most Promising Companies
Beehive Startups, January 20, 2015: The Importance of Culture at Pluralsight
Utah Business Magazine, January 19, 2015: Countdown To Samys: Jeff Ross
One Million by One Million blog, January 16, 2015: Billion Dollar Unicorns
The New York Times, January 11, 2015: Silicon Valley Turns Its Eye to Education
Utah Public Radio, December 12, 2014: Hour of Code Kickstarts Kids’ Creativity
The Davis Clipper, December 12, 2014: Governor, Davis Students Try Hands at Coding
Standard Examiner, December 10, 2014: Davis Kids ‘Teach’ Computer Code to Governor
Salt Lake Tribune, December 9, 2014: Riverton Teen Says Computer Programming is More Than a ‘Boring Old Guy’s Job’
Beehive Startups, December 9, 2014: Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard Joins Gov. Gary Herbert for “Hour of Code”
KUTV, December 8, 2014: Utah’s Governor Kicks Off “Hour Of Code”
ABC 4 Utah, December 8, 2014: Governor Herbert Teams Up with High Tech Industry to Develop the Next Generation
Deseret News, December 8, 2014: Students Practice Computer Coding at Capitol
St. Louis Business Journal, November 20, 2014: LaunchCode Partner Makes Big Acquisition
VentureFizz, November 19, 2014: Skills Assessment Company Smarterer Acquired for $75 Million
Boston Business Journal, November 19, 2014: Skills Test Software Startup Smarterer Acquired for $75M
Beehive Startups, November 19, 2014: Pluralsight Acquires Smarterer for $75 Million
Silicon Slopes, November 19, 2014: Pluralsight Acquires Boston-Based Skills Assessment Company Smarterer for $75M
Edukwest, November 19, 2014: Pluralisght Acquires Skill Test Platform Smarterer for $75 Million
BetaBoston, November 19, 2014: Pluralsight Picks Up Smarterer, Focused on Skill Tests, for $75 Million
Xconomy, November 19, 2014: Smarterer Sold to Utah-Based Pluralsight for $75M
BostInno, November 19, 2014: Smarterer Acquired for $75M By Developer Training Company Pluralsight
edSurge, November 19, 2014: Pluralsight Gets Smarterer in $75M Deal
TechCrunch, November 10, 2014: Coding Education Programs Expand In U.S. As IT Jobs Market Flourishes
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 7, 2014: Pluralsight teams with LaunchCode
KSL, October 28, 2014: Utah company offers unlimited vacation and ‘no-fear’ culture
Utah Business Magazine, October 23, 2014: Training Managers Discuss Innovations in Employee Education
Site Selection Magazine, September 16, 2014: Nice People Talking SMAC
Education Drive, September 4, 2014: 7 ed tech startups making progress with investors
The Price of Business, August 30, 2014: Pluralsight and Company Culture
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
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
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
Entrepreneur, August 11, 2014: 4 Tips to Thwart iOS Attackers
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
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


Executive bios:

Aaron Skonnard, Founder and CEO

Pluralsight Acquires “Learn-to-Code” Platform Code School for $36 Million

January 26, 2015 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

SALT LAKE CITY– Pluralsight, a global leader in online training for technology professionals, today announced the acquisition of Code School, an online learn-to-code destination, for $36 million. By acquiring Code School, Pluralsight’s portfolio of e-learning solutions now offers a broader range of coding courses and learning styles, providing an end-to-end solution for users of all levels and skill sets. To commence the announcement, interested learners who register between January 26-30 will receive 72 hours of free access to all courses offered on Code School, Pluralsight and Digital-Tutors.

The acquisition of Code School is Pluralsight’s sixth in the past 18 months, continuing the company’s aggressive expansion in the e-learning industry, which Global Industry Analysts (GIA) projects to be a $107 billion market in 2015. While several of the company’s acquisitions have focused on adding learning content, Pluralsight’s most recent acquisition of Boston-based Smarterer for $75 million was to create a more advanced and credible industry standard for skills measurement. The company also acquired Oklahoma City-based Digital-Tutors for $45 million to expand into online training courses for designers, digital artists and other creative professionals. This series of acquisitions has made Pluralsight one of the world’s largest, most comprehensive online learning platforms, with nearly 4,000 courses.

With the addition of Code School, Pluralsight can now reach developers at all stages of their careers, including those who have limited coding experience. Pluralsight’s market consolidation has been fueled by the Utah-based company’s $162.5 million in venture backing from Insight Venture Partners, ICONIQ Capital and Sorenson Capital.

“We recognize there are numerous ways to learn and are committed to bringing new learning styles to the Pluralsight family of products,” said Aaron Skonnard, CEO and co-founder of Pluralsight. “Code School has differentiated itself as a fun, efficient, hands-on way to learn, offering introductory to advanced courses that are really effective. Together we will continue to help professionals remain relevant and ensure businesses stay on top of the latest trends and technologies.”

Founded in 2011, Code School has embarked on a rapid growth path on the strength of its signature teaching style. It excels at explaining complicated topics in a simple way through interactive in-browser coding challenges that allow members to win badges and earn points as they experiment with a technology. Code School doubled its member-base over the past year to more than 1 million developers, and 15 percent of these members have used Code School to get a promotion or find a new job. Code School will continue to play a central role in filling the industry-wide talent shortage around today’s most in-demand coding skills.

“By joining Pluralsight, we can focus on creating the best way to get started with a new technology,” said Gregg Pollack, founder and CEO of Code School. “We’re excited to have a place to direct customers who want to dive deeper into a topic, and we encourage them to explore Pluralsight’s vast library of technology courses.”

In addition to 72 hours of free access for interested learners, Code School will also release one Pluralsight course for 10 consecutive weeks on its site, allowing subscribers to explore additional technology topics. Pluralsight subscribers can also benefit from Code School’s free courses to acquire new skills through complementary and interactive learning methods.

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About Pluralsight
Founded in 2004, Pluralsight is the global leader in online learning for professional software developers, IT specialists and creative technologists. As the world’s largest curated professional development platform for professionals, the company offers instant access to more than 3,700 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

About Code School
Founded in 2011, Code School, a Pluralsight company, is an online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers that teaches through entertaining content. With more than 40 courses covering JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Ruby, iOS and Git, combined with screencasts designed to put new technologies into practice, Code School pairs experienced instructors with meticulously produced, high-quality content inspired by its community and network of partners. More than 1 million people around the world come to Code School to improve their development skills — and have fun while doing it. Code School is based in Orlando, Florida. Learn more at: