Thursday, January 19, 2012

D2L is no longer a startup

This post is probably not very important (are they ever?). But I felt compelled to point out a few facts about Desire2Learn. This compelsion (that's a Barney Fife word) was fueled by recent news articles about D2L, like this one:

The Globe and Mail published this article about a new COO at D2L. Notice in the headline that they call D2L a "startup."

I'm not sure why they choose to use that term. How long exactly is a company called a startup?

  • D2L was founded in 1999. I guess that means that they'll be celebrating 13 years in business sometime this year.
  • They currently have more than 600 clients and six million users.
  • There are nearly 400 D2L employees located around the globe.

I have personally been a part of the D2L user community for over 8 years. Doesn't feel like a startup to me.