As a working professional, almost all of us experience a time when we wish to study further about our field of interest, and refine our skills. Unfortunately, we always need to make a choice between continuing to study and taking up the course. However, a startup company has resolved the dilemma.
Founded by Krishna Kumar in 2009, Simplilearn.com is a startup focused on the training and certification for working professionals. Krishna Kumar having decades of years’ experience working in the Indian IT sector. Like a lot of other tech entrepreneurs, started his career at Infosys as a software engineer, but soon he was inspired to start his own venture – TechUnified. TechUnified was soon acquired by a public listed company in February, 2007.
"After leaving TechUnified, I started to provide training for a few courses myself. I received a good response and that's how Simplilearn began, though as an anonymous blog", said Krishna Kumar.
In September 2013, Simplilearn raised $10-million in Series B funding from Helion Venture Partners and Kalaari Capital to diversify and expand its course catalogue. Simplilearn started helping professionals across the globe to realize their careers.
Eventually, the company became the world’s largest professional certification company for working professionals. As a destination for certification training courses, the company caters to professionals across industries and functions. Through a combination of proven training content, blended delivery model and next-gen customer experience, Simplilearn offers courses that help professionals get the edge they want in their careers.
With study centers across the globe, Simplilearn offers 300 certification courses in Project Management, IT Service Management, Microsoft Certification, Quality Management, Financial Management and more. Rated by Deloitte as the 4th fastest growing technology firm in India and 11th in Asia, and by the IAMAI as the best educational website, the company has trained over 200,000+ professionals across 150+ countries.
Simplilearn is the Global Registered Education Provider (REP) of PMI, USA, Accredited Training Organization (ATO) by APMG International, UK, Registered Education Provider (REP) of Scrum Alliance Inc., and Accredited Examination Center (AEC) by EXIN, TUV-SUD, EC Council and PEOPLECERT.
Today, Simplilearn has over 300 courses across 150 countries, with over 600 employees and has trained over 200,000 professionals across the globe. During the period 2012 to 2014, Simplilearn grew over 371 per cent CAGR.