How to Build a $1.5 Billion Company

How to Build a $1.5 Billion Company

What's the biggest edtech deal of 2015 so far? That would, of course, be  LinkedIn's acquisition of On April 9th, the two companies announced that and its 250,000 learning videos would be purchased for $1.5B.

But wasn't always such a big organization. In its 20 year history, the company has gone through the same ups and downs that many edtech businesses face, opening and closing new businesses, changing strategies, and even working through a round of painful layoffs.

The week after the deal was announced, co-founders (and husband and wife) Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin stopped by EdSurge to chat with  Betsy Corcoran about their company's history. 

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Editor's note: This podcast and article were originally published on April 29, 2015

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