Salt Lake City education technology company Instructure is acquiring Kimono, a cloud-based data integration and interoperability provider for education. Also based in Salt Lake City, Kimono is a solution built specifically for education that enables secure syncing of student, staff and learning data across applications within a school environment. It will be rebranded as Elevate Data Sync as it joins the Instructure Learning Platform.

“The acquisition underscores Instructure’s vision of building education’s most integrated platform and demonstrates our deep commitment to openness,” said Steve Daly, CEO of Instructure. “We want to give schools the freedom of choice to connect with their preferred applications. By incorporating Kimono’s adaptable, cloud-based integration and interoperability solution as Elevate Data Sync, we strengthen our ability to more seamlessly connect users with the applications they love.’

Kimono has over 20 years of experience developing integration solutions for K-12 and higher education. The company serves six state education agencies, over 2300 districts, 27,000 schools and universities and more than 16 million students globally.

“We developed an adaptable, cloud-based platform that is the most comprehensive education interoperability solution available,” said Steve Curtis, CEO of Kimono. “Adding that technology to the Instructure Learning Platform will accelerate Instructure’s plans to provide broad support and deeper integration points to the platform for thousands of edtech providers globally. As a result, schools and higher education institutions will be further empowered to craft the digital learning environment that meets the unique needs of their students.”

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