Pluralsight to Buy A Cloud Guru

Pluralsight, Inc., a Draper, UT-based technology workforce development company, is to acquire A Cloud Guru, an Austin, TX-based cloud skills development platform.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

The acquisition – which follows Vista Equity Partners’ recent acquisition of Pluralsight – is expected to close later this year, subject to customary closing conditions.

Led by Sam Kroonenburg, Co-founder and CEO, A Cloud Guru provides a SaaS platform for cloud learning, which has already served 2.5 million learners and over 4,500 organizations.

By combining A Cloud Guru’s certification courses, hands-on labs and sandboxes, exams and quizzes with the existing library of Pluralsight Skills cloud courses and hands-on learning experiences, the joint organization aims to improve its offerings for cloud skill development.

Led by Aaron Skonnard, Co-founder and CEO, Pluralsight is a technology workforce development company that enables companies and teams to build products by developing critical skills, improving processes and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting. Used by companies of every size in every industry, Pluralsight helps individuals and businesses build technology skills at scale with expert-authored courses on today’s most important technologies, including cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data science, and security, among others. The company’s platform – Pluralsight Skills – also includes tools to align skill development with business objectives, virtual instructor-led training, hands-on labs, skill assessments and one-of-a-kind analytics.