Pluralsight HackHands acquisition EDBRIEF 07 2015 EDUKWEST

EDBRIEF: Pluralsight acquired Live Mentoring Platform HackHands

Marking the seventh deal in less than two years, tech education platform Pluralsight announced the acquisition of on-demand live mentoring platform HackHands for an undisclosed amount.

Founded in 2013 by Assis Antunes, Geraldo Ramos and Forest Good HackHands connects coders who are stuck with a problem with on-demand tutors from across the globe. To date HackHands tutors have given over 77.000 minutes of live help.

Pluralsight will integrate HackHands in its current portfolio of services with sessions starting at $1 per minute. Aaron Skonnard, founder and CEO of Pluralsight also imagines that learners will eventually turn into mentors, growing the network of on-demand tutors on the platform and boosting Pluralsight’s global community.

To date Pluralsight has raised nearly $170 million in venture capital since 2013 after a long period in which the startup grew organically from revenue. Its biggest competitor got acquired by LinkedIn in April for $1.5 billion.

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