But this is no handout—it’s hardcore education. That’s been our mission since 2004, when we opened our doors as a provider of classroom-based training for developers. We took it online in 2008 because we realized then that serious professionals want to train when and where they want and at their own pace. We also knew that by going online, we could create the most comprehensive library of professional courses out there and make it affordable. And we’ve done just that.
At the start of 2013, we had about 400 developer courses, authored by 200 of the industry’s top experts. As the needs of our subscribers shifted, with more and more people taking on hybrid roles and requiring diverse skillsets, we took $27.5 M in Series A funding to grow at an accelerated rate. In the course of three months that year, we acquired three companies, PeepCode, TrainSignal and Tekpub, to broaden our library with high-quality open source and IT admin courses. In 2014, we announced our largest acquisition yet. We added Digital-Tutors’ 1,500+ creative courses to our offerings.
Today, we’ve grown to more than 600 authors and 3,000 courses (and counting). We’re making professional training accessible for people around the world, and we can’t get enough of it.
Pluralsight buys Digital-Tutors for $45M to add media software training
April 9, 2014With the Digital-Tutors purchase, Pluralsight adds a suite of 1,500 courses focused on media and design to its already formidable array of online training tools for professional developers. The company now boasts over 3,000 training modules in its catalog. It’s the latest shot in the battle for dominance in the market for software training content.
Developers are becoming jacks of all trades
Oct. 30, 2013Pluralsight is leaving the hot intro level class market up to companies like Codecademy. It’s going after the mid-career audience instead. This matters to Silicon Valley because Pluralsight is now essentially a one-stop shop for all the technical skill development required to fuel high-tech startups.
Online training startup Pluralsight buys TrainSignal for $23.6M
August 6, 2013Developer training platform Pluralsight is in a buying mood. Just two weeks ago, the startup bought video tutorial site PeepCode. And, now, it’s opened up its checkbook again to purchase TrainSignal, a Chicago-based company that offers online courses for IT professionals.