– Spekit raised $12.2M in a Series A round.
– The round was led by Foundry Group and Renegade Partners, with participation from Operator Collective, Matchstick Ventures and Bonfire Ventures.
– The company has raised a total of $15.7M.
– Spekit is one of only three women-led companies in the broader digital adoption, enablement and Learning Management System (LMS) space.
– The company is tackling two of the biggest barriers to growth in today’s SaaS-driven, remote work environment: driving the adoption of constantly evolving technology and empowering increasingly dispersed employees with the knowledge they need to be productive and successful in their roles.
– Digital House, a Buenos Aires-based edtech focused on developing tech talent through immersive remote courses, announced today it has raised more than $50 million in new funding.
– Notable investors are Mercado Libre and Globant.
– The raise brings Digital House’s total funding raised to more than $80 million since its 2016 inception.
– The Rise Fund led a $20 million Series B for Digital House in December 2017, marking the San Francisco-based firm’s investment in Latin America.
– Nelson Duboscq, CEO and co-founder of Digital House, said that accelerating demand for tech talent in Latin America has fueled demand for the startup’s online courses.
– Since it first launched its classes in March 2016, the company has seen a 118% CAGR in revenues and a 145% CAGR in students.
Shamrock Makes Strategic Investment in Learn on Demand Systems, a Leading Provider of Virtual Labs for Technology Training
– Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, today announced that it has made an investment in Learn on Demand Systems, a leading provider of virtual labs used to power hands-on, experiential technology training.
– Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
– Learn on Demand Systems provides cloud-based virtual lab environments to address a range of organizations’ information technology (IT) needs across skills validation, education, sales enablement, and customer support.
– The company’s offerings empower organizations to accelerate skills acquisition through scored hands-on experiences across a diverse set of topics including DevOps, cloud, security, and software development.
– This investment will be used to drive product enhancements, fuel growth with enterprise technology customers, and expand offerings.
RLG Capital & Trinity Private Equity Group Invest Further with eLearning Brothers’ Acquisition of The Game Agency
– RLG Capital & Trinity Private Equity Group today announced new investment in learning platform company eLearning Brothers to support the acquisition of The Game Agency – an industry leader in game-based learning technology and content.
– A new Senior Debt facility was provided by Key Bank N.A.
– The investment and acquisition enable eLearning Brothers to further establish itself as the leading eLearning Platform and validates the company’s vision and industry leadership.
– “The Game Agency’s flagship product, ‘The Training Arcade’ as well as its gamification platform ‘Arcades’ provide instant value to the eLearning Brothers Platform,” states Mark Nelson, Partner at RLG Capital.
– “Our initial expectation for growth with last year’s investment has been more than validated and we are very keen on the potential for eLearning Brothers.
Unicorn Nest news
BetterUp Raises $125 Million Series D, Achieves $1.73 Billion Valuation, and Expands Coaching Platform With BetterUp Care
– BetterUp announced a $125m Series D fundraise, bringing the company’s valuation to $1.73b.
– The global leader in mobile-based coaching, counseling, and mentorship, BetterUp is an all-in-one platform that combines behavioral science, AI technology, and human interaction to optimize personal growth and professional development in support of a person’s whole health, at work and in life.
– This latest financing was led by ICONIQ Growth with participation by existing investors, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Threshold Ventures, and Plus Capital, and by new investors, Salesforce Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, and Mubadala Capital.