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Linux Academy Secures $2.3 Million Growth Capital Investment

Dallas, TX - November 1, 2016 - Linux Academy, the foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community, has secured $2.3 million of growth financing from Arthur Ventures.


Over the past five years, Linux Academy has become the largest community dedicated to Linux and cloud training on the web. The Company was founded on the belief that high-quality, certification-based training should be available to everyone at an affordable price. Linux Academy is a student-centric company with a mission to help people find or progress within careers in high demand segments of the technology industry including: Azure, AWS, OpenStack and other cloud and big data technologies. This commitment to students has resulted in the highest certification exam pass rate of any cloud training platform in the market.


“Linux Academy is excited to partner with Arthur Ventures as a capital partner to support our Company through this phase of hyper growth,” said Anthony James, Founder and CEO. “Our strategy of matching the largest cloud training content library with intuitive, value-added learning tools is resonating within the market. We are dedicated to supporting our growing community of tens of thousands of students and we have exciting new products to introduce in the coming months. This financing will largely be used to support those initiatives.”


“We are pleased to partner with Anthony and the team at Linux Academy in support of their mission of building the leading certification-based, online training platform for Linux and cloud technologies,” said Ryan Kruizenga, Partner at Arthur Ventures. “At Arthur Ventures, we are creating a network for elite enterprise software companies (and entrepreneurs) located anywhere outside Silicon Valley and we are looking forward to having Linux Academy in the mix.”


About Linux Academy

Linux Academy redefines continuing education for today’s IT business professional. Through self-paced courses, hands-on server labs, personal access to expert instructors and an ever-growing learning library, Linux Academy caters to beginners and experts alike. Courses are geared toward certifications in Linux, AWS, OpenStack, DevOps, Azure and Big Data, offering content that digs deeper to answer nuanced challenges of the latest emerging technologies. Linux Academy provides more value per dollar than any other online IT training program. To enroll or to explore enterprise tools and group rates, visit: We’re hiring!