Corporate education start-up GO1 has closed a US$200 million Series D funding round by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Salesforce Ventures and AirTree Ventures, with participation from existing investors including M12, Seek and Madrona.

GO1’s chief executive Andrew Barnes said: “In 2015, we set out from a small garage in Brisbane, Australia, with a mission to unlock people’s positive potential through a love of learning. How? By helping connect learners and businesses with great content publishers in a single subscription. 

“It’s been a busy past six years, which has seen us working with organisations, governments, and not-for-profits across the world to deliver learning content that is relevant, effective and inspiring. Throughout this time, we have increased our user base by more than 300% year-over-year, and now support more than 1,700 customers worldwide.

“We are excited to announce we have now played a part in over 3.5 million people’s learning and development. We do that through partnering with some amazing content creators and integrating with many leading LMS, LXP and HRIS solutions. 

Nagraj Kashyap, managing partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers, said: “When people think about music, they often think of Spotify and access to unlimited music for one subscription. We believe GO1 is the emerging category leader in providing a similar experience for corporate learning. Powered by AI and machine learning, GO1’s platform provides an intuitive experience, and creates an opportunity for individuals to expand their professional development goals and explore the resources to help achieve them.”  

Date published: 21 July 2021

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