BITE-SIZED LEARNING: It’s not often that companies dream of having all their employees on their phones during work hours. However, one startup hopes to incentivize this habit—and some investors are biting.
London-based SmartUp.io announced a $5.5 million Series A round with Notion Capital and Hong Leong Group. The mobile platform uses a peer-to-peer learning management system to encourage users to create communities filled with micro-learning activities.
Claiming more than 100,000 users, the company hopes to utilize the new funds to steer the platform towards businesses who will fill it with their professional development content. “SmartUp’s customers are creating a whole range of different interactive content on the platform—for training, product info, onboarding new employees, sales material, compliance, innovation and more,” reads the press release.
Company co-founder and CEO Frank Meehan was the board representative for Horizons Ventures at Spotify, Siri, Summly, and Affectiva. The company was founded in 2014 and currently has offices in the US, UK, Singapore, and Romania.