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Blackboard is going back to where it all started

The edtech company is moving to the building on 19th Street where it took up its first office in the late 1990's.

D.C. edtech darling Blackboard is moving its headquarters to the downtown building where it first took up office space after its 1997 launch.
According to a Washington Business Journal report, the company plans to relocate in November to 1111 19th St. NW, where it will take up three floors.
The company had considered a Clarendon location, as well as other places in Virginia and Maryland. But in the end the District retained a symbolic and practical appeal, Blackboard Senior VP Michael Stanton told the newspaper.
“We are the tech poster child for D.C., and after a really serious search effort, and after some very significant courting from Arlington and Virginia, at the end of the day, after 17 years in business, we are a D.C.-centric business,” he said.
Blackboard’s offices are currently located on Massachusetts Avenue, in the Mount Vernon Square area.
The company also announced Thursday the acquisition of Nivel Siete, expanding its stable of subsidiaries that work with the open-source Moodle platform. Nivel Siete is based in Bogotá, Colombia.

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