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lynda.com ranks among fastest-growing U.S. businesses by Inc. magazine

Company positioned as number 899 by leading entrepreneurial magazine

August 25, 2010 - CARPINTERIA, CA – lynda.com, the award-winning online training provider of computer skills education for consumers, businesses, and schools, makes its mark in 2010 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., according to Inc. magazine’s prominent 500|5000 company listing.
 
Ranked as number 899 out of 5,000, lynda.com is reaching key benchmarks in a business environment with tens of millions of companies operating in the country. lynda.com is also distinguished by its rank as number 12 in the Inc. 5000 Top Education Companies category. Like all companies included in the Inc. 500|5000 listing, lynda.com’s position was based on the percentage growth of annual revenue over a three-year period. lynda.com is among the 5,000 companies individually profiled by Inc. in this year’s roundup of entrepreneurial leaders.
 
The award distinguishes lynda.com among educators and entrepreneurs with its unique business model designed for dynamic expansion of the company’s Online Training Library®. The innovative and profitable business model is noteworthy for its accessible cost for members—a price that has been the same since the Online Training Library® was launched in 2002—particularly in a stressed economic climate. The business model also allows lynda.com’s online instructors to be paid royalties based on the popularity of their respective courses.
 
“It’s an honor to be recognized by Inc.,” says Lynda Weinman, co-founder of lynda.com. “Our continued growth is really based on how well we have continually adapted to our member's needs by creating the highest quality training we can. We also strive to develop compelling content that our members can count on as software and the market changes, and we do our best to give them even more than they expect. Our online business model lets members get online and learn whenever and wherever it most conveniently meets their needs.”

About lynda.com
lynda.com is the most popular computer-skill educational site online, offering tens of thousands of straightforward, comprehensive instructional videos. The website offers a subscription-based service called the Online Training Library®, as well as CD- and DVD-based video training spanning hundreds of courses and thousands of topics that provide computer and technology skills. The lynda.com Online Training Library® is also available via the free lynda.com iPhone App.

 
From professional software tools including Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Logic, Illustrator and Office, to consumer-friendly education about digital photography, Web design, digital video, and many others, lynda.com’s all-star team of trainers and teachers provides comprehensive and unbiased video-based training to a global membership of tens of thousands of subscribers. Members have access to over 53,000 movies in the Online Training Library®, and non-members can sample thousands of training tutorials for free. Learn more at www.lynda.com.

For more information, press only:
Lauren Lochtefeld
llochtefeld@lynda.com
(805) 477-3921
lynda.com, Inc.
6410 Via Real
Carpinteria, CA 93013

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