We have been acquired by CeriFi

David Harper CFA FRM

David Harper CFA FRM
Staff member
I wanted to share some exciting news: Bionic Turtle has been acquired by CeriFi. You can read the press release here https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rel...s-acquisition-of-bionic-turtle-301242071.html.

I started BT over 15 years ago (yikes!). My original vision was to build an entire online school. I started with the FRM because I love finance and the FRM seemed to be perhaps the most difficult professional financial certification/designation (at the time, I had earned the CFA and the FRM for self-learning purposes). In truth, I did not intend to be exclusively focused on the FRM the whole time. But I actually enjoyed going deep and building this forum community, so those things took priority over "scaling" into other exams. We each have strengths and weaknesses. I am firstly a teacher and expert technician who loves to study risk; who loves to practice the art/science of investing and who wants to advance my own data science skills. Building a business requires an entire set of additional competencies. Some of these are frankly not my strong suit. Having realized that we (Nicole and me) needed help to grow and reach more learners, years ago I began to have conversations with potential partners. The team at Leeds Equity (https://www.leedsequity.com/) really impressed me with their track record and their vision of disrupting financial education. They started the new company by acquiring Dalton Education (https://dalton-education.com/) and these folks are simply the best at what they do. It's really important to me to join a company with good values, which is the case here. And of course, I want to be the best. Dalton is easily the best CFP exam prep provider with deservedly the largest market share (but also see https://www.investopedia.com/best-cfp-exam-prep-courses-5094913). And Investopedia just ranked us #1 in the FRM (see https://www.investopedia.com/best-frm-exam-prep-courses-5085430; I am grateful this reviewer really dug into the details for his comparison) so you can see that we are building a truly world-class organization!

What does this imply in the meantime? In the immediate, there is no big change. Over time, improvements both small and big will manifest. Nicole and I are still working hard on the 2021 material updates and support. We are both committed to the next stage of growth. We've already added a CFA product. Thank you for your support over the years.
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