BPP Education Group has invested £5 million into EdTech scaleup xUnlocked.
The Series A investment will allow xUnlocked – operator of Sustainability Unlocked and Finance Unlocked – to expand its suite of specialised on-demand video education platforms and provide wider specialist training beyond sustainability and finance.
Formerly known as Finance Unlocked, xUnlocked was founded in 2017 by Henry White and Robert Ellison.
The company launched its second platform, Sustainability Unlocked in November 2021. This was in rapid response to a growing and urgent need for business training in sustainability, a move aligned with its own B corp status. 100,000 learners utilise xUnlocked across a global client base including Santander, The London Stock Exchange, Airbus, GSK, Oxford Said Business School, and Royal Bank of Canada.
Graham Gaddes, BPP CEO, commented: “The investment in, and partnership with, xUnlocked introduces a new vertical of programmes into the BPP portfolio. We are seeing an ever-increasing demand from our clients and customers who want to expand their skills in ESG and sustainability.
“The partnership will allow our customers to access market leading programmes to deliver up-to-date insight with high-end video and a cutting-edge learning platform. The highly experienced team at xUnlocked are a great cultural fit for BPP and we look forward to welcoming them into the BPP Education Group.”
Henry White, CEO of xUnlocked, added: “We’ve always been driven by our mission to redefine professional education. “This investment and partnership with one of the most prominent and successful education institutions in the UK will allow us to accelerate our mission. Together, we will be introducing more specialised premium platforms to serve a greater audience of professional learners.”