Blackboard, Inc.

Blackboard, Inc.

Blackboard, Inc.

Date Founded



1111 19th Street NW,9th floor,Washington, DC 20036

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)

1,001 - 5,000


Computer Software
Other Business & Consulting Services
IT Consulting & Services

Company Description

Blackboard, Inc. provides software applications and related services to the education industry. The firm offers recruitment, student success, and consulting services. Its services are utilized by academic institutions around the globe, including colleges, and universities. The company was founded by Michael L. Chasen, Daniel E. Cane, Stephen Gilfus and Matthew L. Pittinsky in 1997 and is headquartered in Reston, VA.

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Recent Transactions
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Learning Technologies Group Plc purchases Blackboard, Inc. /Open Lms Business from Blackboard, Inc.

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Blackboard, Inc., Providence Equity Partners LLC purchase Fronteer Ltd.

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Providence Equity Partners LLC, Blackboard, Inc. purchase Higher One Holdings, Inc.

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Chair, New York Intellectual Property & Technology Practice at Greenberg Traurig LLP


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