San Diego Business Journal

TakeLessons Acquires Similar Company

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

TakeLessons, a San Diego Web-based business, announced that it had acquired Betterfly, a similar business from Chicago.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The San Diego business said it’s now the world’s most comprehensive in-person and online lesson facilitator, serving more than 500,000 students and teachers located in more than 4,000 communities nationwide.

The company says it connects students with high-quality, well-vetted instructors.

Previously concentrating on music, academics and performing arts, TakeLessons said it is expanding into fitness, wellness, yoga and nutrition; crafts and hobbies; business skills; and beauty and style.

TakeLessons closed a $4 million round of venture funding this time last year.

CEO Steven Cox founded TakeLessons in 2006. Cox previously held positions with Reddito LLC and CollegeClub.com.

SDBJ Staff Report