This morning, Aaron Skonnard rang a bell and just like that, Pluralsight is now a public company. The raw details: 20.7 million shares available at $15 per share, open for trading until May 21. If the demand is high, Pluralsight has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 3.1 million shares.
In an open letter, Skonnard explained his vision for Pluralsight moving forward:
Businesses simply can’t survive today if they don’t have a supply chain for tech skills. And that’s what our platform provides for teams of 10 or 10,000. For organizations that are shattering the status quo. For individuals who want to advance their careers or build the next big thing. For communities looking to solve their gravest challenges.
It’s why we launched Pluralsight One, our initiative to drive signiﬁcant, lasting social impact by equipping individuals and nonproﬁts with tech skills that can change lives and change the world.
Today, we become a public company. Doing so lays a strong foundation for the work we still have ahead of us. When we say our mission is to democratize technology skills, we really mean it. We won’t stop until everyone, everywhere has the opportunity to create with technology.
Pluralsight is leading the digital transformation of companies across all industries. Join us on this amazing journey.
It's been a long and winding journey for Pluralsight: founded in 2004, bootstrapped for nearly 10 years, then a rapid ascension to unicorn-ville. My friend and colleague Clint Betts returned from a four-year writing hiatus to talk about what Pluralsight's IPO means for Silicon Slopes. Read it (if only for the Lebron James references) and ring the nearest bell in Pluralsight's honor.