Linux Academy and Cloud Assessments, a Dallas, TX-based online Linux and cloud training platform and community, secured $6.8m in Series A funding.
Arthur Ventures made the investment.
The company intends to use the funds to continue expanding the Linux Academy content catalog, as well as to grow its Cloud Assessments platform with new training and hiring tools.
Led by Anthony James, Founder and CEO, Linux Academy offers a cloud computing education platform that tests students in live server environments. Through self-paced courses, hands-on labs, six cloud servers, personal access to expert instructors, and a learning library, the company caters to a range of skill levels from beginner to expert. Courses are geared toward Linux, AWS, Google Cloud Platforms, OpenStack, DevOps, Azure, Big Data, and Containers.
Cloud Assessments uses artificial intelligence to personalize cloud training based on a person’s current and changing skill set. It allows enterprises to test and train their IT teams, as well as prospective job candidates, on their cloud technology skills by taking hands-on Challenges in live environments. Cloud Assessments also offers Quests and Learning Activities so individuals can learn efficiently, earning badges of completion along the way to prove their skills.
More than 250,000 aspiring and expert engineers have developed new skills through Linux Academy, with more signing up every day. Many of the world’s finest technology companies and institutions also train at Linux Academy, including Rackspace, the Associated Press, MailChimp, the University of Alabama, the University of Arizona, Clemson University, and more.