Blackboard Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1997

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 3,092


  • Latest Deal Type
  • Debt

  • Financing Rounds
  • 28

  • Investments
  • 34

Blackboard General Information


Developer of education software intended for higher and further education as well as business and government clients. The company offers a web-based education platform featuring courses on learning management, data and analytics, accessibility and universal design as well as collaboration and web conferencing, enabling students, educators and institutions to realize their goals through advanced learning.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Financing Status
Private Equity-Backed
Primary Industry
Educational Software
Other Industries
Educational and Training Services (B2C)
Education and Training Services (B2B)
Corporate Office
  • 1111 19th Street NorthWest
  • 10th Floor
  • Washington, DC 20036
  • United States

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Blackboard Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
Post-Val Status Debt

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Blackboard Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
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Educational Software
Washington, DC
3,092 As of 2021
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Savannah, GA
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New York, NY
000 As of 0000
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Blackboard Competitors (40)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
OnPoint Digital Corporation Savannah, GA 00 0000000000
Skillshare Venture Capital-Backed New York, NY 000 00000 00000000000 00000
Quickstart Venture Capital-Backed Austin, TX 000 000.00 00000000000 000.00
ExecOnline Venture Capital-Backed New York, NY 000 000.00 00000000000 000.00
Echo360 Private Equity-Backed Youngstown, OH 000 000 000000000 000
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Blackboard Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

Key Data Points

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Blackboard Former Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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Blackboard Investments & Acquisitions (34)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Incentiv (Database Software) 14-Jul-2023 0000 00000 000 Database Software
Fronteer 26-Oct-2016 0000000000 Educational Software 0000 0000
Higher One 04-Aug-2016 0000000000 00000 Other Financial Services 00000 000
Sequoia Retail Systems 31-May-2016 0000000000 Financial Software 00000 000
BlueCanary Data & Analytics 01-Dec-2015 Buyout/LBO Database Software 000 00000
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Blackboard Subsidiaries (2)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Remote-Learner UK Educational and Training Services (B2C) Denver, CO 2011
MyEdu Educational and Training Services (B2C) Austin, TX 0000
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Blackboard Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Class Collaborate 04-Aug-2010 000000000000000000 000.00 Completed
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Blackboard FAQs

  • When was Blackboard founded?

    Blackboard was founded in 1997.

  • Who is the founder of Blackboard?

    Michael Chasen and Matthew Pittinsky Ph.D are the founders of Blackboard.

  • Where is Blackboard headquartered?

    Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, DC.

  • What is the size of Blackboard?

    Blackboard has 3,092 total employees.

  • What industry is Blackboard in?

    Blackboard’s primary industry is Educational Software.

  • Is Blackboard a private or public company?

    Blackboard is a Private company.

  • What is Blackboard’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for Blackboard is 000000.

  • How much funding has Blackboard raised over time?

    Blackboard has raised $3.15M.

  • Who are Blackboard’s investors?

    Actua, Arc Capital Development, Dell Ventures, Edelson Technology Partners, and Microsoft are 5 of 14 investors who have invested in Blackboard.

  • Who are Blackboard’s competitors?

    OnPoint Digital, Skillshare, Quickstart, ExecOnline, and Echo360 are some of the 40 competitors of Blackboard.

  • When was Blackboard acquired?

    Blackboard was acquired on 30-Apr-2023.

  • Who acquired Blackboard?

    Blackboard was acquired by Anthology (Florida).

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