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D2L, often referred to as Desire2Learn, is a global cloud software company that provides cloud learning solutions for educational institutes.

D2L is the developer of the Brightspace learning management system which cloud-based software used by schools, higher education, and businesses for online and blended classroom learning. D2L is also the developer of Open Courses a Massive Open Online Course platform.


D2L was founded in 1999 by John Baker and is based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. The company has offices in the United States, Canada, Singapore, Australia, Europe, and Brazil.


D2L has raised a total of $165,000,000 in 2 funding rounds. The company received their last funding on Aug 13, 2014, bagging $85M from 6 Investors in a Series B. The company has also acquired Captual, Metranome, Wiggio & Knowillage.


Employee: John Baker
Title: President & CEO
Email address: john.baker@d2l.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-baker-55208b83/
Employee: Brandon Nussey
Title: CFO
Email address: brandon.nussey@d2l.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonnussey/