NextStep Interactive, a Seattle, WA and and Bozeman, MT-based startup that aims to help displaced workers retrain for careers in the health care, raised $3m in funding.
Backers included SEI Ventures, JAZZ Venture Partners, Learn Capital’s LearnStart fund, Springrock Ventures, City Light Capital, Frontier Angels, and three managing directors of Pioneer Square Labs.
NextStep, a spinout of Pioneer Square Labs, the Seattle startup studio, previously announced a $3.275m funding round in fall 2018 led by JAZZ Venture Partners.
Led by Chris Hedrick, CEO, NextStep Interactive enables employers to screen talent based on demonstration of competencies and soft skills suggestive of fit for health care professions. Through courses delivered on mobile devices in 10-15 minute modules, displaced workers with experience in low-wage jobs in service and hospitality, can retrain for jobs in the health care industry with higher earning and promotion potential. Workers receive training and benefit from a certification and automatic job placement services.