Pluralsight Acquires Smarterer for $75M

pluralsightPluralsight, a Farmington, UT-based provider of online training for technology professionals, acquired Smarterer, a Boston, MA-based skills assessment company, for $75m.

Founded in 2004 by Aaron Skonnard, co-founder and CEO, and backed by Insight Venture Partners, ICONIQ and Sorenson Capital, Pluralsight provides an online learning platform to professional software developers, IT specialists and creative technologists in more than 150 countries. It offers access to more than 3,500 courses authored by top experts.

With the acquisition, the fifth in the past 15 months, the company plans to create an advanced industry standard for skills measurement, which will allow individuals and enterprises to quantify and authenticate skill sets against current demands and discover new professional opportunities.

Led by Dave Balter, co-founder and CEO, Smarterer provides a dynamic assessment engine can quantify anyone’s skill in as few as 10 questions and 120 seconds. Following the acquisition, it will continue to operate as an autonomous company while its assessments will be incorporated into Pluralsight’s subscription-based learning and development platform.





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