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Linux Academy, a Dallas-based online tech training company has received $2.3 million in financing that will allow it to expand its Linux and cloud training platforms.
The Dallas Business Journal reported that Linux Academy secured the money from Fargo, North Dakota-based Arthur Ventures.
Linux Academy offer classes toward certification in Linux, AWS, OpenStack, DevOps, Azure, and Big Data, the Business Journal said. It reported that companies such as the Associated Press and Backspace have trained their employees with Linux Academy.
The company was founded in 2012, and had been funded organically and through personal investments from founder Anthony James, the Business Journal reported.
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