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2022
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EduMe raises $20 million led by Prosus to extend category lead in deskless workforce training

EduMe raises $20 million led by Prosus to extend category lead in deskless workforce training 
 

11 January, 2022 --  A leading deskless training platform, EduMe, announced today it has raised $20 million in Series B funding 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. The new funding will allow EduMe to step up investments in product innovation and development, strengthen its leading position in on-demand workforce training, as well as expand its availability to even more deskless verticals in its core U.S. market and globally.

Well-known brands like Gopuff, Gorillas, Uber and Vodafone have partnered with EduMe to provide their mobile or frontline workforces with personalised training to fit their needs. Creating a successful workforce is at the heart of what EduMe offers its customers, and through sustained innovation, EduMe continues to deliver the necessary tools to improve the effectiveness of the workforce across multiple industries. EduMe customers see significant increases in workforce productivity, retention and safety soon after deploying the platform across their deskless workforce. By creating easily consumable content that can be accessed from anywhere, in the existing flow of their working day, EduMe’s users and customers overcome the typical hurdles deskless businesses can face in training their workforce efficiently and successfully. 

“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,” says Jacob Waern, CEO and Founder of EduMe. “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, leading the way for a new generation of workforce learning. We are delighted to welcome our new partners.” 

Denis Nikolaev, Head of Edtech Investments for Prosus comments: “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 the team for the next phase of the company’s growth.”  

“The pandemic has changed the way we work in ways we could have never imagined, and with that there’s an immense need to support the fast-growing industries where employees may not have a traditional desk,” said Mark Peek, managing director and head, Workday Ventures. “We support EduMe because of its innovative training and learning platform that helps organisations navigate change and grow while serving an ever-expanding deskless workforce.

About EduMe

EduMe is a mobile-based training platform for the deskless workforce, used by modern companies in more than 60 countries worldwide. By providing their workforce with seamless access to relevant knowledge, companies like Uber, Gopuff, Deliveroo, Gorillas and Vodafone are enabling their people to achieve Workforce Success. EduMe is headquartered in London, UK with offices in Palo Alto and Santa Monica, USA. Visit edume.com to learn more.

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About Prosus:

Prosus is a global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating and investing globally in markets with long-term growth potential, Prosus builds leading consumer internet companies that empower people and enrich communities.

The group is focused on building meaningful businesses in the online classifieds, food delivery, payments and fintech, and education technology sectors in markets including India, Russia, and Brazil. Through its ventures team, Prosus invests in areas including health, logistics, blockchain, and social commerce. Prosus actively seeks new opportunities to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs who are using technology to improve people’s everyday lives.

Every day, billions of customers use the products and services of companies that Prosus has invested in, acquired or built, including 99minutos, Aruna, AutoTrader, Autovit.ro, Avito, AzosBibit, Biome Makers, Borneo, Brainly, BUX, BYJU'S, Bykea, Captain FreshCodecademy, Collective Benefits, Creditas, DappRadar, DeHaat, Domofond.ru, dott, ElasticRun, eMAG, EndowusEruditus, EVERY, FacilyFlink, Good Glamm Group, GoodHabitz, Honor, iFood, Imovirtual, Klar, Kovi, LazyPay, letgo, Luno, Mensa BrandsMeesho, merXuMovile, Oda, OLX, Otodom, OTOMOTO, PaySense, PayU, Pharmeasy, Platzi, Property24, Quick Ride, Red Dot Payment, Republic, Shipper, ShopUp, SoloLearn, Stack Overflow, Standvirtual, SupersideSwiggy, Ula, Urban Company, and Wolt.

Hundreds of millions of people have made the platforms of Prosus’s associates a part of their daily lives. For listed companies where we have an interest, please see: Tencent, Delivery Hero, Remitly, VK, Trip.com, Udemy, Skillsoft, Sinch and SimilarWeb.

Today, Prosus companies and associates help improve the lives of more than two billion people around the world.

Prosus has a primary listing on Euronext Amsterdam (AEX:PRX) and secondary listings on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (XJSE:PRX) and a2X Markets (PRX.AJ). Prosus is majority-owned by Naspers.

For more information, please visit www.prosus.com.

About Prosus

Prosus is a global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating and investing globally in markets with long-term growth potential, Prosus builds leading consumer internet companies that empower people and enrich communities.

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