Learn In, a Salt Lake City, UT-based company that pairs education, development and training for employees with company sabbaticals, launched with $3.5m in seed funding.
Backers included Album, GSV, and Firework Ventures – a new future of work focused-fund. Village Global and angel-investor Michael Levinthal also participated in the round.
Co-founded by learning platform Degreed co-founders David Blake and Eric Sharp, along with Taylor Blake and Yael Gilboa Kaufmann, Learn In provides a comprehensive upskilling-as-a-service platform, which enables companies to offer employees sabbaticals, during which time they can acquire the new skills that are essential within an evolving workplace. It delivers companies and their employees online, low-cost training programs, as well as traditional degree options particularly focused on digital skills and hard-to-fill roles such as data science and software engineering. Further, Learn In partners with financing solution providers to make the process of reskilling easy while ensuring protection against financial upheaval.