Oklahoma City's Digital-Tutors joins Utah company in $45 million deal

Digital-Tutors has merged its library of creative skills courses with Utah-based online training provider Pluralsight after being acquired for $45 million.
by Jay F. Marks Modified: April 9, 2014 at 9:46 pm •  Published: April 10, 2014

A global leader in online training for technology professionals has acquired Oklahoma City-based Digital-Tutors to extend its reach into creative pursuits from movies to video games.

Pluralsight acquired Digital-Tutors last month in a $45 million deal.

Digital-Tutors founder Piyush Patel said the announcement was delayed to allow the two companies to merge their learning libraries, giving customers access to twice as many resources at the same price.

“Together we’re going to create a much bigger company than we could have individually,” he said.

Patel, who started Digital-Tutors in a spare bedroom in 2000 when he spent $54 for a software license, will be senior vice president of creative operations at Pluralsight.

Salt Lake City-based Pluralsight’s acquisition of Digital-Tutors is its fourth in the past eight months, marking its debut in the market for creative learning.

“Bringing Digital-Tutors on board has positioned Pluralsight as a complete solution for professional technology and creative skills training,” Pluralsight CEO and co-founder Aaron Skonnard said. “In the competitive e-learning space, where most companies have brought skills training to beginning and mid-level enthusiasts, we are cementing our status as a career catalyst and go-to resource for the serious professional.”

by Jay F. Marks
Energy Reporter
Jay F. Marks has been covering Oklahoma news since graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1996. He worked in Sulphur and Enid before joining The Oklahoman in 2005. Marks has been covering the energy industry since 2009.
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