Belgium-based Whale reported a USD $1.2 million Seed round of VC funding. Whale delivers “bite-sized” learning content via a browser extension. Providing guidance to employees with relevant context to the flow of work. The company focuses on small and medium sized businesses (SMB) in industries with a large percentage of knowledge workers.
In 2020 the learning category received USD $666 million in VC. It was one of the top three categories in the 2020 Global HR Tech VC Lookback. The pandemic and the resulting shift to remote work sparked investor and HR tech buyer interest in new training tech. The learning category is a mature one and has seen repeated disruption as the CLO (Chief Learning Officer) and employees’ expectations shift along with consumer tech trends.