In a heated market and with a large demand for IT and programming professionals, two large companies in the sector announce that they will unite to fight for the professional training.
Argentine edtech Digital House and Santa Catarina Rocketseat announce this Wednesday, 13, a merger that aims to accelerate the strategy of companies to expand in the market for training professionals in the technology sector, which should see a demand of 6.3 million developers by 2025, according to a study by Microsoft.
Digital House specializes in training professionals in programming schools, the so-called bootcamps. The company captured 280 million reais in March, in an investment made by Free market and Globant and by the investment funds Riverwood Capital and Kaszek (which was already investing in the business). Rocketseat, on the other hand, is an integrated platform, with teaching through learning programs and interaction with the professional community.
Rocketseat is already coming from another merger, in November of last year, when it joined Shawee, which specializes in the production of hackathons for companies — competitions between developers that allow companies to probe and hire good professionals through these events.
Despite the merger, the two brands will continue with distinct and independent operations, but they hope to use their synergies to fight in the area, which in recent years had a series of schools and courses emerging in Brazil.
For Sebastian Mackinlay, CEO of Digital House in Brazil, the union of the two companies will allow a relevant increase in the students’ long-term experience. “Graduates at Digital House will have the opportunity to continue to deepen and broaden their knowledge through the Rocketseat platform.”
“Combining both companies, we will have the ability to teach for free to anyone to discover programming, going through intensive and practical courses that are the gateway to the digital world, to continuous training for programmers to continue learning and evolving,” said Mackinlay .
“For us at Rocketseat, the connection of our purpose with the Digital House was very clear from the very first conversation. Together, we will push even more people forward and empower them to access the best opportunities of their careers,” says Robson Marques , co-founder and CEO of Rocketseat.