Riding Salesforce and Amazon’s cloud to $1 billion

December 12, 2016 Off By Hoofer

Grazed from CNBC. Author: Ari Levy.

At Amazon.com’s annual cloud computing gala last month called re:Invent, recruiters from on-demand learning company Pluralsight were on the hunt for experts to teach coding. Pluralsight offers a library of over 5,000 online courses for software developers and IT pros to gain new skills, ranging from learning popular open-source languages and big data tools on Amazon Web Services to mastering the latest in cybersecurity and designing mobile games.

The explosive growth of technology platforms like AWS has driven Pluralsight’s expansion, enabling the 12-year-old company to reel in a recent round of $30 million at a valuation exceeding $1 billion, CEO Aaron Skonnard told CNBC.com in an exclusive interview. Pluralsight, based near Salt Lake City, is using the cash as part of its push beyond individual subscriptions and into big businesses, where a host of new web and infrastructure technologies as well as cyberthreats are forcing developers into a constant state of learning…

"We’re covering every technology that we believe companies need to master," said Skonnard. He said Pluralsight has a team that’s "at different conferences around the industry every week hunting for the very best experts in the tech space."…

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