By UpGrad

closed 9/15/2022 via BusinessWire

UpGrad, acquired Centum Learning Limited

synopsis: upGrad, Asia’s largest higher edtech company, has acquired corporate training solutions leader Centum Learning. Headquartered in New Delhi, Centum currently offers impact-based training to corporates as well as vocational, and educational training to schools and college learners to make them either self-employed or meaningfully employed.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Centum Learning Limited
Headquartered in New Delhi, Centum was formed in 2007 and currently offers impact-based training to corporates as well as vocational, and educational training to schools and college learners to make them either self-employed or meaningfully employed.
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closed 8/2/2022 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Exampur

synopsis: upGrad, an online higher education platform in India, has acquired Exampur, one of the largest edtech platforms in India. Exampur is India's best exam preparation app for several competitive examinations. Their online and mobile platform offers live classes, mock tests, and courses for SSC, teaching exams, banking exams, railway exams, and more.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Exampur
Exampur is one of the largest edtech platforms in India. Exampur is India's best exam preparation app for several competitive examinations. Their online and mobile platform offers live classes, mock tests, and courses for SSC, teaching exams, banking exams, railway exams, state exams, and more.
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closed 7/22/2022 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Harappa Learning Private Limited

synopsis: UpGrad, an online higher education platform in India, has acquired Harappa Education from Bodhi Tree Systems, an Asian investor focused on consumer technology. Harappa is an online learning platform in India. They offer courses and programs that drive transformative career success.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target parent: Bodhi Tree Systems
target: Harappa Learning Private Limited
Harappa Education Pvt. Ltd. is an Indian online learning startup. Harappa, founded by Sinha and Shreyasi Singh in 2018, has a curriculum of at least 25 skills, which it delivers through an online-first approach. Its services address core gaps in education systems.
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$38
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closed 7/14/2022 via BNC Analysis

upGrad Rekrut, acquired WOLVES India

synopsis: upGrad Rekrut, a 100% subsidiary of edtech unicorn upGrad has acquired WOLVES India, a recruitment and staffing company. Founded in 2015, WOLVES India helps with talent recruitment across tech startups in the country, along with multiple mid and large organizations in India and abroad.
buyer parent: UpGrad
buyer: upGrad Rekrut
Rekrut is a recruitment and staffing firm in India. Rekrut helps organizations in building their human capital with their deep expertise, pioneering products, extensive network and patented technology. They offer recruitment process outsourcing, recruiter on demand and leadership hiring solutions. "
target: WOLVES India
Founded in 2015, WOLVES India helps with talent recruitment across tech startups in the country, along with multiple mid and large organizations in India and abroad. The company claims to have closed more than 5,000 placements in tech and product roles.
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closed 5/2/2022 via BusinessWire

UpGrad, acquired INSOFE

synopsis: upGrad, an online higher education platform in India, has acquired INSOFE, Asia’s 1st Data Science education institute with 7 international academic tie-ups offering full-time dual specialization master’s degrees with post-study work permit opportunities in Canada, France, the USA, and the UK.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: INSOFE
INSOFE is Asia’s 1st Data Science education institute with 7 international academic tie-ups offering full-time dual specialization master’s degrees with post-study work permit opportunities in Canada, France, the USA, and the UK.
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$33
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closed 4/7/2022 via BusinessWire

UpGrad, acquired Talentedge

synopsis: upGrad, Asia’s largest online higher education company, has acquired Talentedge, one of India's largest online higher education companies. Talentedge offer courses jointly with world-leading institutes. Their platform provides live and interactive courses for a variety of subjects, including analytics, digital marketing, IT, HR, finance, and more.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Talentedge
Talentedge is one of India's largest online higher education companies. Talentedge offer courses jointly with world-leading institutes and corporates. Their platform provides live and interactive courses for a variety of subjects, including analytics, digital marketing, IT, HR, finance, and more.
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$27
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announced 11/29/2021 via BusinessWire

UpGrad, will acquire Global Study Partners

synopsis: upGrad, Asia’s integrated higher edtech leader, will acquire Global Study Partners (GSP), Australia's largest study abroad company. Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Sydney, Global Study Partners (GSP) boasts of an extensive institution network of over 600, with a focus on countries including, Australia, the UK, Canada, and the US.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Global Study Partners
Global Study Partners (GSP) is a leading B2B global EdTech marketplace for international student enrolments that works with 600+ Universities and Higher Education Institutes across the globe. Headquartered in Sydney, Global Study Partners (GSP) boasts of an extensive institution network.
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$16
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closed 8/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

UpGrad, acquired KnowledgeHut

synopsis: Global online higher education provider upGrad has acquired KnowledgeHut, a global EdTech company. Founded in 2011, KnowledgeHut is aimed at equipping the global workforce with the skills of the future through outcome-based immersive learning. With this acquisition, upGrad will have access to KnowledgeHut’s global student pool of 250,000.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: KnowledgeHut
KnowledgeHut is a global ed-tech company. Leveraging an immersive learning experience platform, KnowledgeHut is fundamentally disrupting the way tech is learnt and empowering enterprises with a scalable tech-driven solution to align role-based skill requirements with desired business outcomes.
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closed 5/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Impartus Innovations

synopsis: upGrad, the ed tech platform offering online course content, lectures and test material for college and university level students, has announced that it has acquired Impartus, the learning solutions provider which makes use of video tutorials.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Impartus Innovations
Bengaluru-based Impartus is a learning solutions provider which makes use of video tutorials. Impartus' flagship product is a video-based learning platform that enables institutions to capture, edit, and distribute content.
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closed 12/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Rekrut

synopsis: UpGrad, an online higher education platform in India, has acquired Rekrut, a recruitment and staffing firm in India. Rekrut helps organizations in building their human capital with their deep expertise, extensive network and patented technology. They offer recruitment process outsourcing, recruiter on demand and leadership hiring solutions.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Rekrut
Rekrut is a recruitment and staffing firm in India. Rekrut helps organizations in building their human capital with their deep expertise, pioneering products, extensive network and patented technology. They offer recruitment process outsourcing, recruiter on demand and leadership hiring solutions.
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closed 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired THE Gate Academy

synopsis: Edtech start-up upGrad has made its entry into the test preparation market by acquiring The Gate Academy (TGA). Bengaluru-based TGA is one of India’s leading coaching institutes with 57 centers across India and 76 million video hours consumed by its almost 2 lakh enrolled learners for GATE and other entrance tests.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: THE Gate Academy
THE GATE ACADEMY is a premier GATE coaching institute with 50+ centers across India. They are one of the first education institutes in India which leverages technology extensively to provide quality GATE coaching to students.
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closed 7/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired CohortPlus

synopsis: upGrad, an online higher education platform, has acqui-hired CohortPlus, an online community for product managers and data science enthusiasts. CohortPlus enables members to post questions and get various perspectives from industry professionals. They can also seek assistance for job interviews on the platform.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: CohortPlus
CohortPlus is an online community for product managers and data science enthusiasts. CohortPlus enables members to post questions and get various perspectives from industry professionals. They can also seek assistance for job interviews on the platform.
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closed 10/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired AcadView

synopsis: Online education startup UpGrad has acquired India-based job skilling platform Acadview Software Pvt. Ltd. Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: AcadView
Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
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closed 10/19/2016 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Pyoopil Education Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Education-technology startup UpGrad has acqui-hired Pyoopil Education Technologies Pvt. Ltd, marking its entry into the corporate training space, it said in a statement. Delhi-based Pyoopil offers a mobile-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) product that is used by corporates to deploy online training programmes for their employees.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: Pyoopil Education Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Pyoopil, founded in 2013 by Harsh Mani Tripathi, Ankan Adhikari and Aaron Basaiawmoit, is a learning product with elements of peer engagement and mentorship built in. Users can create content or choose relevant content from already existing resources.
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closed 5/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Digital Vidya, acquired Digital Academy India Private Limited

synopsis: Digital Vidya, Asia’s leading digital marketing training company, announced the acquisition of Digital Academy India, a leading Indian digital marketing education firm. Digital Academy is an initiative to educate Indian students and professionals for career competitiveness in the Internet Economy.
buyer: Digital Vidya
Digital Vidya is Asia’s leading Digital Marketing training company and the first to launch Social Media Marketing Workshop Series in India. They also offer customized Social Media/Digital Marketing Workshops for corporations. "
target: Digital Academy India Private Limited
Digital Academy is an initiative to educate Indian students and professionals for career competitiveness in the Internet Economy. Their foundation is built on commitment towards developing and delivering industry focused Digital Marketing training programs.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Magalu, acquired ComSchool

synopsis: Magazine Luiza (Magalu) announced the purchase of the ComSchool course platform, seeking to expand and strengthen the business capacity of the 32 thousand sellers registered in its marketplace. Founded in 2008, ComSchool offers around 200 courses in the areas of digital marketing, e-commerce and social networks.
buyer: Magalu (BOVESPA:MGLU3:$6,515.13)
Magazine Luiza (Magalu) is one of Brazil's largest retailers, operating through physical stores and website. Magalu operates over 880 stores and 9 distribution centers. Magalu also offers complementary products and financial services such as consumer credit, insurance and consortium. "
target: ComSchool
Based in Brazil, ComSchool is specialized in ecommerce, social media and digital marketing training programs. Their professors are book authors, C-Level, Agency owners, consultants and multinational companies directors. Comschool broadcasts their courses worldwide.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Social Media Akademie

synopsis: WEKA Group acquired 80% stake of Webculture GmbH (Social Media Akademie) in Mannheim, Germany. Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media.
buyer: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international publishing house based in Kissing, near Augsburg/Munich in Germany and one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses of the world. The Group consists of three business divisions, with 17 media companies in five European countries. "
target: Social Media Akademie
Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media for marketing specialists in companies, agencies, freelancers and job seekers.
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closed 4/16/2018 via Bloomberg

Adecco Group, acquired General Assembly

synopsis: Adecco Group, which recruits both permanent and temporary employees for large businesses, is buying the digital retraining firm General Assembly. General Assembly, based in New York, runs 20 facilities around the world where it teaches employees subjects such as web development, user experience design, digital marketing and more.
buyer: Adecco Group (SWX:ADEN:$24,242.24)
The Adecco Group is the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, transforming the world of work through talent and technology. Each year, The Adecco Group provides over 1 million people around the world with career opportunities, guidance and insights. "
target: General Assembly
General Assembly, which was founded in 2011 and is based in New York, runs 20 facilities around the world where it teaches employees subjects such as web development, user experience design, digital marketing and increasingly, data science and machine learning.
price ($mm)
$413
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$100
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4.1x
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closed 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

Seetec Skills, acquired Digital Youth Academy Limited

synopsis: Seetec Skills, one of the UK’s leading independent training providers has acquired Derby based Digital Youth Academy. Digital Youth Academy offers comprehensive career development training and advice as one of the UK's thought-leaders in empowering young people with the ever-evolving skills needed to compete in today's global, online marketplace.
buyer parent: Seetec Group Ltd.
buyer: Seetec Skills
Seetec Skills provides up-to-date, informative and inspiring support and advice to help people improve their skills and progress in their careers through vocational skills training. They offer Apprenticeships, Traineeships, compliance courses and nationally recognised accreditations. "
target: Digital Youth Academy Limited
The Digital Youth Academy has a suite of qualifications and training programmes that enable young people to formalise their Digital Marketing and Social Media skills; enabling them to become highly skilled individuals with qualifications recognised by employers, which lead to sustainable work.
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closed 12/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired CESINE

synopsis: The EDH GROUP accelerates its international development by acquiring the CESINE school in Santander, Spain. CESINE is a Spanish private higher education institution, specializing in training in graphic design, fashion design, marketing and communication.
buyer: Groupe EDH SAS
Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman) is a leader in private French higher education with schools that offer training programs in communication (EFAP), culture related businesses (ICART), and journalism (EFJ). Groupe EDH has locations in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and New York. "
target: CESINE
CESINE is a Spanish private higher education institution, specialized in training in graphic design, fashion design, marketing and communication. CESINE also offers online professional training in marketing, communication and management.
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closed 5/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Digital Vidya, acquired Digital Academy India Private Limited

synopsis: Digital Vidya, Asia’s leading digital marketing training company, announced the acquisition of Digital Academy India, a leading Indian digital marketing education firm. Digital Academy is an initiative to educate Indian students and professionals for career competitiveness in the Internet Economy.
buyer: Digital Vidya
Digital Vidya is Asia’s leading Digital Marketing training company and the first to launch Social Media Marketing Workshop Series in India. They also offer customized Social Media/Digital Marketing Workshops for corporations. "
target: Digital Academy India Private Limited
Digital Academy is an initiative to educate Indian students and professionals for career competitiveness in the Internet Economy. Their foundation is built on commitment towards developing and delivering industry focused Digital Marketing training programs.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Magalu, acquired ComSchool

synopsis: Magazine Luiza (Magalu) announced the purchase of the ComSchool course platform, seeking to expand and strengthen the business capacity of the 32 thousand sellers registered in its marketplace. Founded in 2008, ComSchool offers around 200 courses in the areas of digital marketing, e-commerce and social networks.
buyer: Magalu (BOVESPA:MGLU3:$6,515.13)
Magazine Luiza (Magalu) is one of Brazil's largest retailers, operating through physical stores and website. Magalu operates over 880 stores and 9 distribution centers. Magalu also offers complementary products and financial services such as consumer credit, insurance and consortium. "
target: ComSchool
Based in Brazil, ComSchool is specialized in ecommerce, social media and digital marketing training programs. Their professors are book authors, C-Level, Agency owners, consultants and multinational companies directors. Comschool broadcasts their courses worldwide.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Social Media Akademie

synopsis: WEKA Group acquired 80% stake of Webculture GmbH (Social Media Akademie) in Mannheim, Germany. Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media.
buyer: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international publishing house based in Kissing, near Augsburg/Munich in Germany and one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses of the world. The Group consists of three business divisions, with 17 media companies in five European countries. "
target: Social Media Akademie
Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media for marketing specialists in companies, agencies, freelancers and job seekers.
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closed 4/16/2018 via Bloomberg

Adecco Group, acquired General Assembly

synopsis: Adecco Group, which recruits both permanent and temporary employees for large businesses, is buying the digital retraining firm General Assembly. General Assembly, based in New York, runs 20 facilities around the world where it teaches employees subjects such as web development, user experience design, digital marketing and more.
buyer: Adecco Group (SWX:ADEN:$24,242.24)
The Adecco Group is the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, transforming the world of work through talent and technology. Each year, The Adecco Group provides over 1 million people around the world with career opportunities, guidance and insights. "
target: General Assembly
General Assembly, which was founded in 2011 and is based in New York, runs 20 facilities around the world where it teaches employees subjects such as web development, user experience design, digital marketing and increasingly, data science and machine learning.
price ($mm)
$413
rev ($mm)
$100
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4.1x
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closed 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

Seetec Skills, acquired Digital Youth Academy Limited

synopsis: Seetec Skills, one of the UK’s leading independent training providers has acquired Derby based Digital Youth Academy. Digital Youth Academy offers comprehensive career development training and advice as one of the UK's thought-leaders in empowering young people with the ever-evolving skills needed to compete in today's global, online marketplace.
buyer parent: Seetec Group Ltd.
buyer: Seetec Skills
Seetec Skills provides up-to-date, informative and inspiring support and advice to help people improve their skills and progress in their careers through vocational skills training. They offer Apprenticeships, Traineeships, compliance courses and nationally recognised accreditations. "
target: Digital Youth Academy Limited
The Digital Youth Academy has a suite of qualifications and training programmes that enable young people to formalise their Digital Marketing and Social Media skills; enabling them to become highly skilled individuals with qualifications recognised by employers, which lead to sustainable work.
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closed 12/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired CESINE

synopsis: The EDH GROUP accelerates its international development by acquiring the CESINE school in Santander, Spain. CESINE is a Spanish private higher education institution, specializing in training in graphic design, fashion design, marketing and communication.
buyer: Groupe EDH SAS
Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman) is a leader in private French higher education with schools that offer training programs in communication (EFAP), culture related businesses (ICART), and journalism (EFJ). Groupe EDH has locations in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and New York. "
target: CESINE
CESINE is a Spanish private higher education institution, specialized in training in graphic design, fashion design, marketing and communication. CESINE also offers online professional training in marketing, communication and management.
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Global Study Partners

KnowledgeHut

Impartus Innovations

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THE Gate Academy

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ComSchool

Social Media Akademie

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Digital Youth Academy Limited

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