The transaction will enable Docebo to incorporate native community management plus social learning capabilities into its learning platform
TORONTO, ONTARIO – April 4, 2023: Docebo Inc. (NASDAQ:DCBO; TSX:DCBO) (“Docebo” or the “Company”), a leading learning platform provider with AI capabilities, today announced it has acquired PeerBoard, a plug and play community-as-a-service platform owned and operated by Circles Collective Inc. The acquisition of PeerBoard will expand Docebo’s external training offering and enhance the Company’s social learning capabilities to include those that are, in Docebo’s view, critical to customer, partner, member, and franchise education environments. Financial details were not disclosed.
“PeerBoard is another important step in our transformation to become the partner of choice in enterprise learning solutions,” said Claudio Erba, Founder, and CEO, of Docebo. “Companies who purchase an LMS for external use cases also need a community platform. This acquisition enables Docebo to provide an integrated learning platform and community while enhancing the social learning experience for existing Docebo customers.”
“PeerBoard’s sophisticated community offering will greatly enhance Docebo’s long-standing commitment to innovation,” said Mikhail Larionov, President and Co-Founder of PeerBoard. “Docebo’s understanding of the strategic value community platforms provide for social learning was compelling and decisive, and we are delighted to be able to continue our mission with the Docebo team.”
“Mikhail brings an impressive amount of experience to the team, he was previously product lead on social games at a global media company and led the messaging platform engineering team at one of the world’s largest social media and social networking companies,” said Fabio Pirovano, Chief Product Officer, Docebo. “He and the PeerBoard team have done an outstanding job building an innovative, customer-first community platform keeping the need for training and education in mind. We are excited to welcome Mikhail and his team and look forward to working together to support our customers’ continued growth.”
Docebo (NASDAQ:DCBO; TSX:DCBO) is redefining the way enterprises leverage technology to create and manage content, deliver training, and understand the business impact of their learning experiences. With Docebo’s customized end-to-end learning platform, enterprises worldwide are equipped to tackle any learning challenge and create an authentic learning culture within their organization.
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PeerBoard is a plug & play community-as-a-service platform, a place for your members to share in-depth knowledge and help each other. The platform is optimized to integrate directly with your website, and you can integrate it into any setup, from WordPress to custom-built environments. PeerBoard provides everything you need to build a truly branded online community, connect and grow with your customers.
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