Chicago-based mLevel, a "casual learning platform" that companies can use to train employees, said it has raised $5.3 million in Series A funding from BIP Capital (part of Buckhead Investment Partners.) The company, led by CEO Dave Cutler, enables employers to create learning games and activities (often on mobile platforms) using its templates so that staff can learn specific skills. By contrast, typical employee training programs have frequently involved dry training manuals and Powerpoint presentations. The mLevel platform also collects analytics on how well employees learn the relevant topics. The 20-person company, founded in 2012, has offices in Chicago and Atlanta and was incubated in Slalom Consulting, itself founded in 2001 in Seattle.