Raleigh, N.C. (Dec. 1, 2017) – VitalSource, the leading platform for institutions, campus stores, publishers, and companies to create and deliver educational and training content, has acquired the assets of Seattle-based corporate learning-technology leader, Intrepid Learning.
Intrepid Learning's and VitalSource's corporate and professional business platforms will launch under the brand Intrepid by VitalSource. Intrepid will help customers solve their most critical business challenges with two complementary learning technology offerings, Intrepid Learn and Intrepid Discover.
In 2013, Intrepid Learning pioneered a bold new platform that infused its industry wisdom and expertise to make online learning more engaging, applied, collaborative and impactful. Intrepid's platform is used by world-leading corporations, training firms and business schools to solve mission critical challenges such as leader development, new hire onboarding, sales training, strategic initiatives, and customer education. The platform is extremely flexible, and can be easily configured for a variety of learning use cases such as collaborative, cohort-driven digital programs (corporate MOOCs) and blended learning journeys. This award-winning platform will now be known as Intrepid Learn.
"Intrepid has been a transformational leader in the corporate learning space, having worked with and delivered tangible business results with some of the most recognizable names across numerous sectors, including Microsoft, Korn Ferry Hay Group, and INSEAD," said VitalSource Chief Operations Officer Pep Carrera. "Combining our scale in learning content delivery with the Intrepid Learn platform and team, the combined group has the experience and technology to help companies and professional development organizations enhance the scale and effectiveness of their learning programs."
VitalSource powers learning content for over 20 million users globally and recently, after only a few years in the professional learning market, announced the one-millionth user on its professional learning platform. Now known as Intrepid Discover, it enables hundreds of professional learning customers to create, convert and securely deliver high-value digital content for extended enterprise learning.
"We are thrilled to be joining the VitalSource team and excited about their commitment to invest in our rapidly growing business," said Intrepid Learning CEO Sam Herring. "Joining forces with VitalSource accelerates our ability to realize our mission, which is to create the world's most engaging and impactful learning technology and see it used by the world's best companies. The combination of our teams, our passion, and our complementary learning products means corporations, training companies, business schools and professional organizations now have available a level of corporate learning expertise and technology savvy that will deliver on the long-sought promise of corporate learning: scale, engagement and results." Herring will lead Intrepid by VitalSource as general manager.
VitalSource Technologies LLC, part of Ingram Content Group, improves learning by making it easy to create and affordably deliver effective digital learning experiences. The preferred choice among institutions, campus stores, publishers, and companies for digital learning, VitalSource helps over 1,000 learning content providers create and deliver seamless interactive learning experiences to millions of learners at over 7,000 companies and institutions.