Gnowbe has joined KPMG Digital Village, an initiative launched in April 2016 to facilitate collaboration between corporates and the startup community.
According to Jan Reinmueller, Head of Digital Village, KPMG in Singapore, Gnowbe’s mobile first approach, continuous feedback and social features, give it a distinct advantage over traditional learning and knowledge management tools.
“Their solution serves as a great platform and has the potential to significantly change the way people learn, especially in the financial sector where content is dense and complex,” he stated.
Workplace training app Gnowbe announced today it has raised US$1.7 million for its seed round. The funding comes from Coent Ventures, the venture capital subsidiary of Southeast Asia company builder REAPRA. 500 Startups and Australia-headquartered POEMS Ventures also joined in. Angels like prominent Singaporean investor Koh Boon Hwee and mobile gaming company Kabam co-founder Holly Liu participated too.
Gnowbe — a Silicon Valley- and Singapore-headquartered edtech platform for ‘time-starved professionals who need relevant, new content accessible when they need it’ — has secured US$1.7 million in seed funding from Coent Venture Partners (a part of Japan’s REAPRA Group), 500 Startups, and POEMS Ventures, a new fund based in Singapore.
Silicon Valley- and Singapore-headquartered start-up Gnowbe, a portfolio company of the REAPRA Group, has raised a $1.7 million seed round to support its next growth phase. Seed investors include Coent Ventures, 500 Startups and POEMS Ventures, as well as angel investors such as Koh Boon Hwee and Kabam founder Holly Liu.
Gnowbe is a pioneering mobile, micro-learning solution enabling enterprises to educate and train their staff on the smartphone so that learning translates into behavior change and business results. Based on the latest research of how adults learn, the Gnowbe app is unique with its focus on application of learning and interactive, bite-sized multimedia content, accessible on the smartphone for staff anytime, anywhere.
For ten minutes a day, Gnowbe promises to engage professionals in mobile learning with its interactive content app. Users choose their own 1-2 month “journeys” tailored to their interests and are prompted to put daily readings into action. They can track their progress through personal and team profiles, analytics and dashboards. Once a journey is completed, each user receives a certificate to share on social media.
So-Young Kang was a speaker at YourStory’s TechSparks 2015 startup conference and showcase. She is author of Inside Out: Conversations about Leadership and Innovation in a New Global Economy. She is also a serial entrepreneur, as Founder and Catalyst at Awaken Group, a multi-disciplinary Transformation Design firm, and Co-founder and CEO of Gnowbe, a mobile learning app that builds learning journeys for professionals.