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Fundraise

Digital Skills Programmes with Universities and Industry

Litzie Maarek, Co-Founder and Managing Partner from Educapital London (UK), February 2022 - Online education company FourthRev has announced the successful close of its Series A fundraise of $8 million. The lead investor is Educapital, Europe's first education technology impact fund, with follow-on funding from Reach Capital, Emerge Education, and Danner Capital, as well as a number of edtech entrepreneurs and executives.

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AI learning support

Lecturio to Accelerate Growth of Its Medical-Education Platform

Leipzig (GER), January 2022 - Lecturio has announced that it has raised $45 million in growth capital, led by Sterling Partners ("Sterling"). Sterling partnered with Inspara Partners ("Inspara") in this investment, whose principals have long been affiliated with Sterling. Together, they bring to Lecturio a unique and successful track record of investing in and building global education enterprises. 

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VirtualSpeech

First CPD-Accredited Training Provider of VR Online Courses

London (UK) / San Mateo, CA (USA), January 2022 - VirtualSpeech is pleased to announce that it has become the first training provider to offer CPD-accredited virtual reality (VR) online courses. Over the last few weeks, the company has launched nine CPD-accredited courses that focus on soft skills like public speaking, business ethics, managing workplace stress, storytelling, sales pitching, video presentations, active listening, and more.

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Growth Capital

7 Mindsets Announces Investment by Gauge Capital

Roswell, GA (USA), January 2022 - 7 Mindsets, a leading provider of online social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum and professional development to K-12 districts and schools, has partnered with middle-market private equity firm Gauge Capital to provide growth capital and to recapitalize the company for rapid expansion.

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Veteran L&D Recruiter

Cathy Sands Joins SweetRush Talent Solutions Team

San Francisco, CA, (USA) January 2022 - SweetRush, a learning and development vendor known for engaging solutions and a culture of caring, has announced the addition of Cathy Sands to its growing Talent Solutions team, which helps clients build L&D teams with contingent labor.

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Acquisition in the UK

Semcon Expands in Digital Learning

Derbyshire (UK), January 2022 - In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a growing number of organisations are discovering that digital learning solutions offer learning that is flexible and targeted to their audiences. Through the acquisition of the UK company Walkgrove, Semcon is expanding its leading offering in digital learning with a local presence in a new geographic market.

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Adaptive Learning

Learning Pool Acquires True Office Learning

Derry (XI), January 2022 - Learning Pool, a UK-based leader in learning technology, has announced the acquisition of True Office Learning, the award-winning adaptive compliance technology firm based in New York City. True Office Learning is the creator of award-winning adaptive eLearning and behavioral-intelligence technology that measurably improves performance in organizations around the world. 

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Digital Transformation

eCom Scotland Helps Future-Proof Organisations' Learning Strategies

Wendy Edie, Managing Director eComDunfermline (SCT), January 2022 - The internationally known provider of online training and assessment, eCom Scotland, is helping organisations future-proof their learning and assessment strategies. It has been encouraged to take this step by the growing focus on combatting climate change and the workplace becoming carbon neutral - fostered by the COP26 climate change conference held in Glasgow towards the end of last year.

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Data Analytics Career Accelerator

Thoughtworks Joins as Industry Collaborator

Danilo Sato, Head of Data & AI Services UK at ThoughtworksLondon (UK), January 2022 - Technology consultancy Thoughtworks has joined the Data Analytics Career Accelerator, a new programme developed by The London School of Economic and Political Science and online education company FourthRev. Set out as a specific skill in need earlier this year by the UK Government, there will be an estimated twenty million data analyst roles required by 2025 globally. This, combined with Thoughtworks' research showing that just 40 percent of CEOs worldwide regard their own knowledge of data strategy as "good", points to the fact that companies are eager to address the issue.

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Game-Changing Analytics

thirst LXP Launches in Partnership with Anders Pink

Manchester (UK), January 2022 - A brand-new learning experience platform has been launched by bespoke learning platform creators BuildEmpire. Partnering with leading content curators is Anders Pink, who will curate content from thousands of sources, while thirst targets the content specifically to each user's profile.

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