SAN DIEGO – April 20, 2017 – Blue Sky eLearn, LLC today announced it has a closed an impactful investment from Freeman Digital Ventures, a fund that Freeman set up to pave the way for new technology innovation in the brand experience category. Freeman is the leading global provider of brand experiences. As part of the transaction, Richard Maranville, the Chief Digital Officer at Freeman, will join Blue Sky eLearn’s Board of Directors. Blue Sky eLearn’s management team will continue to lead the company in their current roles.
Blue Sky eLearn is a leading provider of online learning and virtual event solutions. Blue Sky has collaborated with Freeman to develop their new OnlineEvent offering. OnlineEvent provides clients with a powerful content management platform that unlocks the potential of on-demand content, enhances learning, and deepens audience engagement worldwide.
“Our investment in OnlineEvent is part of our ongoing commitment to lead innovation in our category,” said Richard Maranville. “The platform offers a modern and elegant experience for consuming event-based content while event organizers enjoy efficiencies and cost-savings when deploying a turn-key online event solution.”
The Freeman Digital Ventures investment will be used to continue the innovation for Blue Sky’s Path platform, including research and development, sales and marketing, and business development. Recently named one of the Top Learning Management Systems in the World by Talented Learning and awarded Gold in the 2016 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in Technology, the Path LMS platform is a highly regarded solution for associations and external trainers.
“By leveraging Freeman’s expert resources and Blue Sky eLearn’s web platform solutions, we’re bringing an end-to-end virtual event experience to the industry,” said Philip G. Forte, president of Blue Sky eLearn. “We’re excited to partner with an industry leader to bring our technology to event organizers.”
Delivered together, these services provide a seamless experience for both event organizers and end users. OnlineEvent delivers maximum value by integrating expertise, infrastructure, and distribution into a single solution.
About Blue Sky eLearn
Based in San Diego, Blue Sky eLearn provides a full range of learning technologies, including a proprietary learning management system and a complete set of virtual event services. Blue Sky helps organizations capture educational content from live or virtual settings, then facilitates the management and delivery of content to a global audience through its learning platform. For more information, visit www.blueskyelearn.com.
Freeman is the world’s largest brand experience company. We help our clients design, plan and deliver immersive experiences for their most important audiences. Through comprehensive solutions including strategy, creative, logistics, digital solutions and event technology, Freeman helps increase engagement and drive business results. What makes us different is our collaborative culture, intuitive knowledge, global perspective and personalized approach, gained from our 90 years as an industry leader. Freeman is a family-owned company with 90+ locations worldwide and over 7,000 employees, 2,000 of whom are located outside the U.S. For more information, visit www.freeman.com.
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