Utah-based Pluralsight has quietly grown into a continuing education powerhouse since its humble start in 2004 as a corporate training service. Now worth more than $1 billion, it has been profitable for the last 12 years, with over half of its revenue coming from outside the U.S. Its students are hard-core technologists in the midst of their careers, looking for a quick refresher on data warehousing or a résumé-enhancing introduction to mobile development. 2016 brought huge expansion: Pluralsight partnered with online education provider BetterU to reach millions of people in India, and also started a pilot program in Ireland. The company also expanded in the U.S., inking a deal with Autodesk to deliver training videos to its online community of customers and experts. It attracts the best instructors by giving them a healthy share of royalties.
users: More than 750,000 individual subscribers and 6,000 corporate clients
headquarters: Farmington, Utah