Wisconsin edutech firm Renaissance Learning expanding into Minneapolis


renlearnlogoNEWWisconsin-based education technology company Renaissance Learning is opening an office in downtown Minneapolis this spring, according to
company spokesman Jon Byom, VP R&D – Operations.

As such, Renaissance has already started recruiting locally for a multitude of roles — from front-end and ‘big data’ engineers to QA and UX — hoping to fill upwards of 20 spots by the end of this year.

Headquartered in Wisconsin Rapids, Renaissance began in 1986 in the basement of its founder’s home, beginning with Accelerated Reader, the most widely used reading program in K-12.  Owned today by Permira, the company boasts 900+ employees worldwide.  They create and distribute a range of products with a core focus on assessments for K-12. Last year, some 38 million assessments were provided to over one-third of U.S. schools and more than 60 countries around the world.

“We’re excited to be heading into Minneapolis to continue pursuing our mission of accelerating learning.  There’s a great talent pool, easy access and proximity to our headquarters,” Byom says.

In addition to Minneapolis, Renaissance Learning has other office locations in the Unites States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Byom says the exact location is pending final negotiations on space in the downtown area/warehouse district.


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