Galway, Ireland, Monday 15 March 2021
Alison, today announced the acquisition of Dash Beyond, an India-based edutech company that offers an interactive career encyclopedia to assist young adults and those new to, or re-entering, the job market, to make better-informed career, education and skills training decisions.
Alison's acquisition of Dash Beyond further strengthens its commitment to deliver world-class empowerment capability to anyone anywhere for free. “By leveraging Dash Beyond’s expertise in gamified learning, career information and research, and audio-visual content, Alison can offer more value beyond free learning to its millions of learners worldwide. Combined with our free learning, publishing, and career-focused psychometric offerings for both B2C and B2B, Dash Beyond will help Alison to achieve our ambition of building the world’s leading end to end empowerment platform, accessible to anyone, anywhere, at any time, for free in any language” says Mike Feerick, Alison CEO and Founder.
Aakaanksh Pothukutchi, Dash Beyond’s CEO, says, “Because we share in Alison’s mission to make free education accessible to everyone, regardless of their economic background and educational level, the decision to become part of a platform that reaches more than 19 million people across the globe, came easy. We are delighted to join Alison, and to have this unique opportunity to use gamified learning, psychometrics, skill based assessments and job matching algorithms to enable anyone, anywhere to uplift and empower themselves by pursuing their education and career dreams.”
Aakaanksh Pothukutchi and the rest of the Dash Beyond team, primarily based in India, will join Alison’s global team. Alison, based in Galway, Ireland, has 120 staff based across 27 countries worldwide. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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