E-Learning Platform Lynda.com Buys Compilr To Add In-Browser Coding Tools, Price Around $20M


Lynda.com , the online education platform that raised its first and only round of $103 million about a year ago, is today announcing an acquisition that will further Lynda.com’s reach with developers and expand the kinds of services it can offer to users. It’s acquiring Compilr , a Halifax, Canada startup that runs a cloud-based platform for people to learn, write and test code from within a browser. The companies are not commenting on the terms of the deal but we have heard that it is for around $20 million.

Compilr will now become part of the Lynda.com platform.

It looks like Compilr, co-founded and run by Patrick Hankinson and Tim Speed, was bootstrapped before today. That’s something that aligns well with the culture and ethos at Lynda.com, which was also self-funded until it took its mammoth round from Accel and Spectrum Equity last year. But that lack of outside…

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