Mursion, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of VR training for essential skills in the workplace, raised $8M in Series A funding.
The round was led by impact investor New Markets Venture Partners, with participation from the Schusterman Family Investment Office, Zoma Capital, New Schools Venture Fund, Propel Capital, Figure 8 Investments, and the Strada Education Network.
Led by CEO Mark Atkinson and co-founder and CTO Arjun Nagendran, Mursion leverages artificial intelligence and live human interaction to provide VR training for essential skills in the workplace. Simulations are designed for the modern workforce, staging interactions between learners and avatars to achieve the realism needed for measurable, high-impact results. Applicable to any situation requiring high stakes interpersonal skill, the approach has demonstrated impact in leadership development, sales enablement, customer service, and diversity and inclusion, across industries, including retail, hospitality, and professional services. The technology is also available in 2D and is lightweight, seamless, and hardware agnostic.
It is already used by a cross section of more than 150 employers including Comerica, LinkedIn, Ebay, Coca-Cola, and Nationwide.