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Accelerating digital skills development to connect talent with opportunity

Founded in: 2015
Headquarters: New York, New York

By 2030, there will be millions of more technology jobs than qualified applicants to fill them. Already, forty-five per cent of companies have trouble executing business plans due to insufficient talent. It’s not just companies that are struggling; millions of professionals lack the skills needed for success in an increasingly digitized economy. Trilogy Education Services helps close the gap for workers and companies with its innovative training programs.

Trilogy, which was a participant of the Macquarie Capital Venture Studio, is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world’s leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy’s intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional hiring gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity in more than 50 cities around the globe. Since the company’s launch, thousands of working adults have successfully completed Trilogy-powered programs with more than 2,000 companies, ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 500, employing them. Trilogy was acquired by 2U, Inc. (TWOU) in 2019.

"The fast pace of technological change is widening the gap between the skills companies need and the ability of the workforce to supply those skills at scale. The Macquarie Capital Venture Studio with its expertise in both technology and education, has accelerated our ability to partner with more of the world's leading universities and, in turn, to help bridge the skills gap between employers and working professionals."

Dan Sommer, CEO of Trilogy Education Services

Products and services

Trilogy offer programs in coding, data analytics, UX/UI and cybersecurity. Its platform comprises market-driven curriculums, comprehensive career services and a multinational community of universities, instructors and employers to prepare adult learners for careers in the digital economy. 

There are three types of programs available to accommodate students of all backgrounds with different life demands:

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The part-time 23-week program takes place 3 days a week.

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The immersive full-time program takes place Monday-Friday over 12 weeks.

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The part-time online class format increases the geographical reach of universities while providing the flexibility of at-home study to learners.


Dan Sommer, Founder and CEO

Dan Sommer is the Founder and CEO of Trilogy Education Services, a Workforce Accelerator that partners with the world’s leading universities to help companies bridge the digital skills gap. Under Dan’s leadership, the company has grown to over 37 university partners in 30+ locations globally and over 450 employees.

David Berger, President

David Berger is the President and Co-Founder of Trilogy Education Services. At Trilogy, David oversees all program marketing, admissions, and student experience.

Patrick Donoghue, Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Donoghue has more than 25 years of experience in building successful companies. His experience spans large and small cap companies, both public and private, across multiple industries. Recently he has been involved in growing private equity-backed technology-enabled businesses. His focus is on partnering with the CEO to develop market leading strategies and build high-quality management teams that support high growth and superior returns for shareholders.

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