Head of the class: Lynda.com expands its Carpinteria empire
With the purchase of almost 60,000 square feet of space in Carpinteria, Lynda.com has become one of the biggest technology firms headquartered on the South Coast.
The Internet-based firm calls itself “education as a service.” Users pay about $25 a month to access an online library of almost 900 software courses. Originally oriented toward creative professionals looking to pick up extra skills, the courses have become a hit with businesses, governments and schools.
The company ranked as the fifth fastest-growing firm in the region in a recent Business Times survey. Between 2007 and 2009, its revenue grew 143 percent, to $34.7 million.