Company of the Year

2016 Company of the Year, a LinkedIn Company, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Lynda Weinman and is headquartered in Carpinteria, with offices in San Francisco, London, Sydney, and Graz. It is a leading online learning company that helps subscribers learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

Through individual, corporate, academic, and government subscriptions, members have access to the video library of engaging, top-quality courses on many of the world’s most popular applications, taught by recognized industry experts. The company also provides German, French and Spanish language content.

In 2002, started offering courses online, and by 2004, they were offering over 100 courses. In 2008, the company began producing and publishing documentaries on creative leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs. In 2010, delivered over 1,000 hours of content to its members, and today its courses reach over four million people.

In 2015, was acquired by LinkedIn for $1.5 billion, allowing job seekers on LinkedIn to connect with the skills and courses they need to be more viable candidates.