Knowable Raises $4M in Seed Funding


Knowable, a Los Angeles, CA-based audio learning platform and library of original expert-led courses, raised $4M in seed funding.

The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Upfront Ventures, Initialized Capital, and First Round Capital.

Led by Warren Shaeffer, Co-founder and CEO, and Alex Benzer, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Knowable unites and storytellers to create immersive audio courses for people who want to get inspired, learn new things, and accomplish their goals. Courses include hours of long-form audio instruction, detailed lesson summaries, curated learning tools, a downloadable e-textbook, access to private student communities, and more, all delivered through proprietary iOS, Android, and web apps.

Knowable’s pilot releases include:
– Launch a Startup featuring Alexis Ohanian (Founder of Reddit), Michael Preysman (Founder of Everlane), Tracy Lawrence (Founder of Chewse), Eddy Lu (Founder of GOAT), and more.
– Start a Podcast featuring Paul Scheer (creator of How Did This Get Made? and Unspooled), Rob Byers (Senior Production Strategist at NPR), Jillian Weinberger (Senior Audio Producer at Vox), and more.
– Sleep Better Tonight featuring W. Chris Winter (author of The Sleep Solution), Dr. Fiona Barwick (Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine), and Russell Foster (Oxford Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute), and more.

All courses are available for purchase online at or in the Knowable iOS and Android apps.



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