Gutenberg Technology, a Paris-based edtech startup that created a Learning Content Management System (LCMS) to help education publishers accelerate their transition to digital products, acquired Neodemia, a MOOC provider focused on the corporate sector.
Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Neodemia co-founder Laurent Boinot will join Gutenberg Technology.
Founded in 2013 by Laurent Boinot and Samuel Soubeyran, Neodemia created MOOCs for corporate clients including BNP Paribas, l’Association Laurette Fugain, BDO, l’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, and others.
Neodemia uses the Open edX platform as its backbone, therefore the acquisition is most likely about the brand, clients and users rather than the technology. France’s “official” MOOC platform, France Université Numérique also chose the open source platform provided by edX.
Gutenberg Technology was founded in 2010 and partnered with education companies like Cambridge University Press and Knewton most recently. The startup raised around €5 million from investors including BNP Paribas.
Neodemia is Gutenberg Technology’s second acquisition. In 2014 it acquired e-learning and e-health startup Digeetis for an undisclosed amount.