Sweden-based Sana Labs announced a USD $18 million Series A for its learning app that gives users an AI-powered learning assistant. The AI reportedly identifies gaps in the skills and knowledge of the user and then applies nudges to motivate them toward the right content.
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 learning 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.