Posted on January 22, 2019 by staff

David Lloyd-backed entrepreneur app completes funding


An entrepreneur app backed by former tennis star David Lloyd has achieved its crowdfunding target.

Birmingham-based Toppa achieved its investment goal of £150,006 through 166 investors.

Leisure tycoon Lloyd is a shareholder in the business and has provided content for the platform.

The learning app is designed to connect business learners and employees with the knowledge and expertise of proven entrepreneurs from around the world.

The app promises to deliver high-quality courses which improve performance, offering experience theory via hundreds of video tutorials and document templates.

“In today’s fast-paced and always connected world, finding the time to learn new skills or keep your skills topped up can be difficult. As passionate learners ourselves, we felt the world needed a solution to this problem,”  the company wrote on its crowdfunding page.

“We believe that high-quality, reliable tutorials are hard to discover and lost in the quagmire of self-proclaimed entrepreneurs.

“We aim to have a substantial impact on the future success rate of start-up businesses and enable budding entrepreneurs to have a one-stop shop for all of their business, leadership and management knowledge needs.”

The app will charge a monthly fee for access to the video and content resources as well as offering discounts.

Founders John Loveday and Paul Hood founded previously Spearhead eLearning, a multi-award-winning training provider delivering online and practical training courses to some of the UK’s largest organisations.

The funding will be used to introduce a full-time team, including customer experience assistants and business development managers, the development of instructor content, and securing an official accreditation with awarding bodies.