THE FOUNDERSFounded in 1999 with a genius idea in a bowling alleythe ideaNov 8 1999COMPANY KICK-OFF MEETINGWe planned to kick-off operations at a ranch, but it started raining (a rare occurance in LA). The meeting was moved to a bowling alley, followed by dinner at El Cholo, a local Mexican restaurant.Mastermind, CEOMoney man, CFOEntertainer, SVP Saleswalked away from stability to follow the dream2000OPPORTUNITY AT AOLWalked away from a then-coveted opportunity to become the premier sponsor of AOL’s Research and Learning Center. The internet bubble burst a month later.started getting attention2001BUILT A PIPELINE OF PROSPECTIVE CLIENTSOur online learning software was first ‘to the cloud’. We built a pipeline primarily of Northeast financial services firms.closing deals2001-2005HIRED HELP AND CLOSED DEALSSeptember 11th happened and instead of a hiring freeze, on September 15th we went on a hiring streak. We closed some big named clients, all from large enterprises. continued closing deals and servicing clients2002-2007CLOSED EVEN MORE DEALSWe then had to figure out how to service all of these closed deals, and then build a sales team to rinse and repeat.in the money2007RAISED VENTURE CAPITALAfter too many no's to count, we finally raised our first institutional venture capital led by Bessemer Venture Partners.growing fast as lightning2008TRIPLED THE SIZE OF THE COMPANYWe began international expansion in EMEA and APAC. Closed even more deals including a global reseller deal with ADP.a little fun2009AC/DC WORLD TOURWe took time out to tour the world following AC/DC. ‘For those about to learn, we salute you!‘graduation (aka IPO)2011Completed a successful IPO led by Goldman Sachs. We were one of the top performing IPOs of the year.