Deskless training platform EduMe has raised £15 million to strengthen its presence in its core US market.
The London-headquartered company is used by well-known brands such as Gopuff, Gorillas, Uber and Vodafone to provide mobile workforces with personalised training.
The Series B funding round was led by Prosus with participation from Workday Ventures, the strategic arm of Workday Inc. Series A lead investor Valo Ventures is also participating in the round.
“Currently, 80% of the global workforce is deskless, but the vast majority of them aren’t given the necessary tools and training to be successful,” said CEO and founder Jacob Waern.
“COVID has brought increased urgency and awareness to how critical deskless workers are in our society, from delivery drivers to retail and hospitality staff to healthcare workers, and many more.
“This is where we step in – delivering technology-enabled access to knowledge, which in turn enables wider workforce success.
“This investment confirms our position as the category-defining platform for deskless workforce training. It allows us to continue to develop an industry-leading product proposition while accelerating our growth in the US and globally.”
Denis Nikolaev, head of EdTech investments for Prosus, commented: “EduMe realised early that the deskless workforce is critically important across multiple global industries and is growing rapidly, yet, has not been served well by existing training solutions.
“By creating a highly effective mobile training product tailored specifically for deskless workers, EduMe has achieved excellent traction in the on-demand industry that we at Prosus know well, with multiple exciting growth opportunities ahead. We are thrilled to partner with Jacob and theteam for the next phase of the company’s growth.”