Alison, a world leader in the provision of free education and training, has announced its acquisition of Dash Beyond.

The acquisition of Dash Beyond will enhance Alison’s career advice and empower its members to new and better employment opportunities.

Dash Beyond is an India-based edutech company that offers an interactive career encyclopedia, which enables young adults and people new to, or re-entering the job market, to make better-informed career, education, and skills training decisions.

Mike Feerick, CEO Alison

Mike Feerick, CEO Alison

Alison’s acquisition of Dash Beyond further strengthens its commitment to deliver excellent empowerment capability to anyone anywhere, free.

Mike Feerick, Alison CEO and Founder said:

“By leveraging Dash Beyond’s expertise in gamified learning, career information and research, and audio-visual content, Alison can offer more value 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.”

Aakaanksh Pothukutchi, former CEO of Dash Beyond

Aakaanksh Pothukutchi, former CEO of Dash Beyond

Aakaanksh Pothukutchi, former CEO of Dash Beyond, said:

“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 Dash Beyond team, primarily based in India, will join Alison’s global team. Based in Galway, Ireland, Alison has 120 staff across 27 countries worldwide.

The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.


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