Case Study is the leading online learning library of video tutorials for software, technology, business and creative skills.

Spectrum partnered with after more than 5 years of getting to know the founders and management team, during which time the company emerged as a category leader in online learning and education technology. was growing both individual subscribers and enterprise accounts rapidly, leveraging the size of its content library and passionate user base. Spectrum drew on its deep experience with similar business models to help recruit senior management, implement best practices, guide strategic direction, and introduce acquisition targets.

At the time of its acquisition by LinkedIn, had grown to more than 300,000 subscribers and 11,000 enterprise accounts accessing over 3,500 courses. In addition, the company had accelerated its rate of content creation while increasing efficiency.

Team Building

Spectrum partnered with CEO Eric Robison and helped recruit Andrew Wait as Chief Revenue Officer, Erik Nierenberg as GM of Enterprise. Additional senior hires included Shveta Mujumdar as VP of Corporate Development, Madhav Mehra as VP of Product, Alex Zivoder as VP of EMEA, Beatrice Spaine as VP of Marketing, and Reto Matter as VP Data Analytics.

Organizational Scale

Over the period of our relationship with, the company grew employee headcount by more than 3x.

Company Building

The management team implemented infrastructure improvements, including ERP & billing systems and a marketing automation stack, to support its rapid growth.

M&A acquired video2brain, a European-based competitor with more than 6,300 courses in German, French and Spanish-languages, and Compilr, a cloud-based platform for people to learn, write and test code.

Customer Base

The company expanded its enterprise footprint to over 50% of the Fortune 50 and 40% of all U.S. colleges and universities.


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