Leiden-based online education platform Gibbon, which creates ‘playlists for learning’, has been acquired by Degreed, a similar startup from San Francisco. The amount was undisclosed.
The startup was founded in 2013 and last year Gibbon focused on becoming a B2B sales company. According to the announcement, around the same time the team came in contact with Degreed.
“Degreed experienced enormous growth in a very short time and have an exceptionally great sales force. With Gibbon we had a great product, but still needed to proof we could become good in sales. Was this a match made in heaven?” At the start of the year, Degreed got 21 million dollar in series B funding to add to their war chest.
Eventually, Gibbon will completely merge into Degreed. For existing Gibbon users the team offers two solutions to their collection of courses: the import of data in, for instance, a RSS-feed. Or users can migrate their data into Degreed. After 12 months Gibbon will shut down.