A Cloud Guru (ACG), a London-based social learning platform for cloud computing, recently announced several major milestones. ACG has helped over 850,000 users across 186 countries acquire the skills and certifications necessary for pursuing meaningful careers in cloud computing. The company’s platform helps businesses and individuals rapidly develop cloud skills, prepare for certification exams, and progress through learning paths to become “gurus” in specialized disciplines.
Recently, A Cloud Guru also announced that it has closed a $33 million growth equity investment led by Summit Partners. AirTree Ventures and existing investor Elephant also participated in this round.
With this funding round, A Cloud Guru is going to accelerate hiring across the globe, expand on its content library with specialized courses and labs taught by a growing roster of expert instructors, and also continue to build out features to help enterprises drive cloud adoption.
“We are humbled by this level of support from our investment partners,” said A Cloud Guru co-founder and CEO Sam Kroonenburg. “We are eager to continue building our engineering, content, and go-to-market teams to support our customers and partners. We are now even better positioned to help more businesses and individuals learn to cloud.”
A Cloud Guru was founded by brothers Sam Kroonenburg and Ryan Kroonenburg with a mission of teaching cloud to the world. The company started out with a single cloud certification course and it expanded into a rich content library and hands-on labs covering Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure cloud platforms.”Enterprise workloads continue to move to the cloud at an enormous pace, requiring a new set of IT skills to design, manage and secure applications,” added Summit Partners managing director Tom Jennings. “ACG’s platform uniquely enables organizations to develop their existing employees’ cloud skills and provide ongoing training to ensure continued aptitude in cloud architecture. And the results are impressive.”
Last year, A Cloud Guru launched ACG for Business — which is a learning management and talent development platform designed to provide businesses with a scalable/predictable path for building a highly-skilled cloud workforce. And ACG’s Accelerator Program and Learning Paths enable enterprises to quickly onboard teams to the cloud and provide professionals with a step-by-step path from beginner to expert across specific IT domains.
Plus ACG for Business helps enterprises meet and exceed their cloud ROI goals and has become the cloud training platform of choice for companies like Dow Jones, Capital One DevExchange, and Qualcomm.
“It’s amazing to think how far we’ve come since those early days in 2015,” explained A Cloud Guru co-founder Ryan Kroonenburg. “To all of the awesome Cloud Gurus who have supported us along the way, we want to say thank you. You are the reason we are where we are today. With this round of investment, we have additional resources to do even more in support of the A Cloud Guru community. Keep being awesome, Cloud Gurus.”
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