On Jan. 15, Lynda.com announced a $103 million investment led by Accel Partners and Spectrum Equity. The 17-year-old service, which offers online tutorials in web design, photography, and business, has trained more than two million people worldwide. The company plans to use the outside funding, its first, to support Lynda.com as it expands internationally.
"It will also add value to our membership with broadened content areas and accelerated scaling of our Web and video platform," said Eric Robison, CEO of Lynda.com, in a statement. Two massive open online course (MOOC) companies, Coursera and Udacity, have each reportedly received around $23 in investments in the last 18 months.