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DataCamp Recognized In the Top 10% of Financial Times—The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2021

DataCamp grew over 1,000% in three years and is the #54 fastest-growing company in the Americas.
Apr 2021  · 3 min read

DataCamp is proud to be recognized as the 54th fastest-growing company and the second-fastest growing education company on the Financial Times (FT) ranking of the Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2021. The recognition is presented by the FT and Statista, Inc, the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

Between 2016 and 2019, DataCamp's compounded annual revenue grew by more than 1,000%. Out of the millions of active companies in North and South America, only the top 500 firms are named to the FT Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies list.

DataCamp COO and co-founder Martijn Theuwissen credits our growth to the evolution of our platform and curriculum, and the crucial role of online learning in digital transformation initiatives.

“Data is at the core of every business today,” says Theuwissen. “Our growth is a testament to our commitment to helping businesses, government organizations, and working professionals build data literacy at scale. More than seven million learners and 1,600 businesses are now using DataCamp to develop the data skills to do their jobs effectively.

“In addition to providing a best-in-class learning solution to build these data skills, DataCamp also allows companies to track their teams’ skill progress, measure program adoption and engagement, compare their progress with industry peers, and identify organizational strengths and skill gaps.”

Our Impact

Our platform just keeps getting better. Milestones in 2020 included 2.2M new learners who started using DataCamp, an increase of 29% from 2019, and 1.9M courses completed, a 43% increase. We have 350+ courses (and growing!), specialized career and skill tracks, and assessments to help learners test their skills and get personalized learning recommendations.

Eighty percent of the Fortune 1000 companies use DataCamp for Business to train their teams, building critical data skills in every role and at every skill level. It’s easy to implement and manage for teams of any size, with an admin dashboard that allows custom learning paths based on roles and departments. Organizations can even visualize their team’s strengths and skill gaps at scale with an automated Skill Matrix. And our free business resource center features a wealth of insights for companies looking to leverage data in their ongoing digital transformation.

Through DataCamp Donates, nonprofits, public schools, and social welfare organizations in over 60 countries are receiving free access to our platform. Many members of these communities have leveraged DataCamp training to excel at their day jobs or land new ones.

What’s Next

Needless to say, we’re continuing to evolve our platform. DataCamp 2.0 is our vision for improving individual and organizational data literacy in the next few years, including a collaborative workspace tool for data science teams to do their best work, certification for data professionals, and career services to help our learners land their dreams jobs in data science.

Join Us

Seven years ago, we were a small and scrappy team. Today, we have over 110 employees and big plans to keep growing the team. If you’d like to join us in our mission to fight data illiteracy, visit our careers page.


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