A Cloud Guru, an Austin, Texas-based online cloud computing training and talent development company, closed a $33m growth equity round.
The round was led by Summit Partners, with participation from AirTree Ventures and existing investor Elephant. In conjunction with the funding, Tom Jennings, Managing Director at Summit Partners, has joined ACG’s board of directors.
The company will use the funding to:
– accelerate hiring across the globe,
– expand its content library with specialized courses and labs taught by expert instructors and
– continue to build out features to help enterprises drive cloud adoption.
Founded in 2015 by brothers Sam and Ryan Kroonenburg, A Cloud Guru provides learning and talent development platform for businesses and individuals to develop cloud skills, prepare for certification exams, and progress through learning paths to become “gurus” in specialized disciplines.
Its library and hands-on labs covers Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure cloud platforms.
To date, more than 850,000 students across 186 countries have taken the company’s courses, labs, and quizzes.
In May 2018, A Cloud Guru launched ACG for Business, a learning management and talent development platform designed to provide businesses with a scalable, predictable path for building a highly-skilled cloud workforce. The Accelerator Program and Learning Paths enable enterprises to quickly onboard their teams to the cloud and provide professionals with a step-by-step path from beginner to expert across specific IT domains.