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Thoughts on building a bootstrapped business

CEO Yaron Ben Shaul originally launched Hometalk as an engagement platform for customers of Networx, his lead-generation business for home contractors. That engagement platform has since grown into a

LinkedIn doubles down on education with LinkedIn Learning, updates desktop site

LinkedIn, the social network for the working world that now has some 450 million members and is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion, today took the wraps off its newest ef

Evaluating The Risks And Rewards Of Unicorn Capital

This is the best time to raise money for your startup. At least since 1999. But raising money can be a double-edged sword for entrepreneurs -- and receiving a high valuation can cut two ways. First, s

Online Education Company Lynda.com Gets $186 Million For A Shopping Spree

Online personal and professional continuing education company lynda.com has raised $186 million at a roughly $1 billion valuation to go shopping for education technology companies. It’s the sec

PluralSight Buys Digital-Tutors For $45 Million To Add Media Software Training

PluralSight, a purveyor of online training tools for software professionals, is expected to announce the acquisition of creative software training services company Digital-Tutors in a $45 million deal

After 17 Years, Education Platform Lynda.com Raises Its First Round Of Funding, $103M From Accel & Spectrum

Back in May, <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/05/03/lynda-70m/">we shared the unique story of Lynda.com</a>, the veteran, video-based education platform, and how it was able to generate $70 m

PopCap CTO & Veteran Adobe Exec Frits Habermann Joins Learning Platform Lynda.com To Help It Go Mobile, Global

Online video learning platform <a target="_blank" href="http://www.lynda.com/">Lynda.com</a> is making a big addition to its management team today, announcing that it has hired Frits Habermann as its