TakeLessons Acquired by Microsoft

|Sep 10th, 2021

TakeLessons, a trusted online learning marketplace that connects students with experienced instructors, has been acquired by Microsoft.

At TakeLessons.com, students can follow their dreams and fuel personal growth by connecting with the perfect instructor in areas ranging from music, dance, and acting, to foreign languages, math, and photography. Instructors rely on TakeLessons to simplify marketing and manage their business with integrated scheduling, billing, payment, and communication tools that work seamlessly across desktop and mobile devices.

Founded in 2006 by current CEO Steven Cox, TakeLessons began with the simple idea to help instructors make a better living doing what they love. ⁠Over the past 15 years, “hundreds of millions of people from every corner of the world have visited TakeLessons, and taken many, many million minutes of lessons – learning everything from STEM to Farsi, guitar to horseback riding, parkour, tennis, singing, and yes, even beefing up on Excel macros,” said Cox.

“We believe that by teaming up with an innovative company like Microsoft that builds many products that are trusted and loved by students and instructors, we can extend TakeLessons in ways we’ve only imagined – and in turn, empower millions of people to lead more meaningful lives,” Cox added.

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to TakeLessons.