Pluralsight Strengths, Domain Expertise, and Key Differentiators
Pluralsight is a online education company that offers a variety of video training courses for software developers, IT administrators, and creative professionals through its website. Pluralsight is used by 70% of Fortune 500 companies and helping technologists in over 180 countries.
Pluralsight Recent Developments
In April 2021, Vista Equity Partners successfully completed its acquisition of Pluralsight for $22.50 per share. The two first signed a $3.5 billion takeover agreement in December, and Vista increased its bid in March. Utah-based Pluralsight went public in 2018. It had previously raised capital from investors including Felicis Ventures, GSV Ventures and Insight Partners.
Pluralsight Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) Activities
In 2020, Pluralsight acquired DevelopIntelligence. The acquisition enables the company to deliver an all-in-one solution to enterprise customers in order to help them adapt to the evolving demands of upskilling a changing and increasingly distributed workforce. Earlier, In May 2019, Pluralsight acquired GitPrime, developer productivity platform, for $170 million in cash. With Pluralsight, technology leaders can benchmark the talent of their teams, empower team members to develop new skills and measure the proficiency of their team members through Skill and Role IQ. With the addition of GitPrime, they now have visibility into the application of those skills and the results they produce.
Pluralsight Customers in ARTW Customer Database
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Ownership: - Vista Equity Partners
Number of Employees: 1700
Functional Market: Learning and Development,
Key Verticals: Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Banking and Financial Services, Communication, Construction, Real Estate, Consumer Packaged Goods, Distribution, K540, Higher Education, Federal Government, State and Local Government, Public Safety, Healthcare, Life Insurance, P&C Insurance, Specialty Insurance, Leisure and Recreation, Hospitality, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Media, Faith-Based Nonprofit, Youth and Elderly Care, Special Cause Nonprofit, Oil and Gas, Chemicals, Professional Services, Retail, Transportation, Utilities,
Pluralsight Key Cloud and HCM Applications
Pluralsight Courses, Pluralsight Flow, Pluralsight Skills
Pluralsight HCM and Cloud HCM Applications Revenues, $M:
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* HCM Applications Revenues = License + Support & Maintenance + SaaS ( Hardware and Prof. Services are Excluded )
** All revenue figures are estimates based on public records, Cloud and Non-Cloud business models in Apps Run The World's vendor database, and annual survey results including vendor feedback.
Pluralsight Revenue Breakdown by Type:
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Pluralsight HCM Applications Revenues By Sub-Functional Markets, $M:
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Pluralsight Total and HCM Applications Revenues by Region:
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Pluralsight Customers - Breakdown by Geo, Size, Vertical and Product
No. of Pluralsight Customers: 18000
No. of Pluralsight HCM Applications Customers: x
No. of Pluralsight Cloud HCM Customers: x
No. of Pluralsight Cloud HCM Subscribers: 980000
Pluralsight has 18,000 business customers including over 980,000 business users. Among Pluralsight customers are The Home Depot, T-Mobile, Accenture, Nomura, VMWare, Turner, Johnson Controls, Tesco, and many others.
Pluralsight Market Opportunities, M&A and Geo Expansions
Pluralsight plans to expand its footprint and operations in Australia to accelerate growth and provide a stepping stone for further expansion in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. To support its investment in Australia and the region, Pluralsight has appointed Mike Featherstone as Managing Director of ANZ/APAC. Pluralsight plans to more than double the existing team in Australia over the next three years, hiring over 50 new team members across a variety of roles, including sales, customer support, marketing, and operations. In addition, the company has signed a lease on new office space in Australia Square in the heart of Sydney’s central business district. With these investments, Pluralsight will bring over $30 million to Australia’s economy over the next three years.
Pluralsight acquired Adobe-centric video training company Train Simple. With this acquisition, Pluralsight’s technology learning platform becomes a leading provider of Adobe training online, offering more than 1,200 courses covering the entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite as well as other Adobe flagship technologies.
This marks Pluralsight’s second expansion into the creative training market, following the company's 2014 purchase of Digital-Tutors. In the first half of 2018, Pluralsight opened a new EMEA headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. This new office represents a significant investment in the region, and they plan to hire 150 people across a variety of roles over the next few years.
Pluralsight Risks and Challenges
In 2021, Pluralsight announced the appointment of Mark Miller as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As CFO, Mark will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Pluralsight’s financial team in support of the company’s growth.
Expanding a content library is a challenge. The same applies to fend off the ubiquity of Youtube and Lynda from LinkedIn. The issue is whether users are better off with courseware or do-it-yourself microlearning development tools.
Pluralsight Ecosystem, Partners, Resellers and SI
Among Pluralsight partners are: Microsoft, Google, Adobe, Oracle, DataCAmp, Unity, BetterU and many others.
Pluralsight Cloud Platform (PaaS) and Infrastructure (IaaS) Details
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