Skills Matter is the largest provider of open source and agile training and events for software designers.
SECTOR: Business Services
FUND: ProVen VCT, Proven Growth and Income VCT
TYPE: Growth Capital
STATUS: Current



Skills Matter is a highly social tech company providing a 35,000 strong community with thousands of opportunities to learn and share skills in advanced, innovative technologies and practices for enterprise software development. Since its founding in 2003, it has been Skills Matter’s vision to provide “the go-to space for software professionals in Europe” – driving software innovation by bringing smart and creative people together in an environment that encourages conversation and collaboration, resulting in ideas.

The company has run thousands of talks, meetups, conferences and hackathons, create valuable online content – SkillsCast video’s, and produce a magazine – the open source journal, which is published quarterly. Skills Matter also offers shared desk and small office facilities to those innovative software start-ups that want to be close to where the action is.