Pluralsight Named One of Forbes Most Promising Companies
Online Learning Company Lands in the Top Half of the 100 Companies Ranked
SALT LAKE CITY – Pluralsight, a global leader in online training for technology professionals, today announced it was listed at No. 42 on Forbes’ annual ranking of America’s Most Promising Companies. The list includes 100 privately held, high-growth companies with bright futures. This marks the first year that Pluralsight has made the exclusive list.
Specializing in learning and development for professional software developers, IT specialists, and creative technologists, Pluralsight now boasts one of the world's largest curated libraries of online video courses, with nearly 4,000 titles. The Forbes recognition comes on the heels of rapid growth for Pluralsight. In addition to acquiring six companies in the span of 18 months, the company more than doubled its workforce and increased revenue by 124 percent in 2014. Pluralsight’s latest round of funding brought its valuation to almost $1 billion.
“We’re honored to be included on Forbes’ prestigious list that recognizes some of the world's hottest and most innovative companies,” said Aaron Skonnard, CEO and co-founder of Pluralsight. “Our rapid and continuous growth, coupled with our amazing culture, is a testament that Pluralsight’s entire team supports the mission of democratizing professional learning across the globe.”
Skonnard co-founded Pluralsight with Fritz Onion and Keith Sparkjoy in 2004 and grew the business with no outside funding for nearly a decade. In the past two years, Pluralsight has raised more than $162 million in venture funding to fuel rapid growth via acquisitions. Through these acquisitions, Pluralsight has made its online library an end-to-end learning solution for technology professionals, adding introductory coding courses to its network of platforms through the acquisition of Code School and offering skills assessment tools though the acquisition of Smarterer.
For the Most Promising list, Forbes chose from growing, privately held companies generating less than $300 million annually. While revenue growth does play a large part in the rankings, Forbes also takes into account other attributes such as growth in employee numbers, capital raised, products, leadership, and more. Pluralsight experienced exponential growth and success in all of these areas in 2014.
To view the complete 2015 list of America’s Most Promising Companies, visit forbes.com.