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Instructure to Acquire Kimono
Once the acquisition is complete, Instructure said, Kimono will be rebranded as “Elevate Data Sync.”
Kimono connects applications to student information systems using an integration platform as a service (iPaaS), synchronizing data, grades and lists. Like Instructure, the company serves both primary and secondary education and higher education. It claimed 27,000 schools, universities and colleges as customers.
“The acquisition underscores Instructure’s vision to build the most integrated platform in education and demonstrates our deep commitment to openness,” Instructure CEO Steve Daly said in a press release. “We want to give schools the freedom to choose to connect with their favorite apps. By incorporating Kimono’s adaptable, cloud-based integration and interoperability solution as Elevate Data Sync, we are strengthening our ability to more seamlessly connect users to the applications they love.
Both organizations are located in the greater Salt Lake City area. Terms of purchase were not disclosed.