TakeLessons Buys Betterfly

San Diego-based TakeLessons, the online marketplace for instructors which is run by Steve Cox, has acquired another, online lessons marketplace provider, Betterfly. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Betterfly, which was based in Chicago, provided a database of students and teachers, helping to connect them with each other. TakeLessons said the move will make it the largest, online marketplace for lessons. TakeLessons helps connect people with instructors across a wide range of areas, ranging from music, academics, and the arts--where the company started--to fitness, yoga, crafts, business and life coaching, and much more. The company has been in a big expansion across a very wide range of categories since late last year.