Esme Learning Solutions, a Boston, MA- and London, UK-based digital learning platform, closed a $7.5m Series A financing round.
The round was led by Adit Ventures.
The company intends to use the funds to grow across all facets of its operations, from headcount to course offerings, and further develop its course methodology and core artificial intelligence technology.
Formed in 2019 by digital learning pioneers Beth Porter (edX, Pearson) and David Shrier (Oxford, MIT, Imperial College Business School), Esme Learning Solutions delivers online executive education in partnership with leading universities.
The company uses an AI-enabled digital learning system, and leverages dozens of lessons from cognitive and neuroscience, to deliver an applied collaborative learning experience.
Through its courses, executives gain technical skills and learn business best practices from leading experts on wide-ranging topics, such as cybersecurity and fintech.
In less than a year since its founding, Esme Learning has already worked with multiple top-tier universities. Its current, six-week online course offerings include Oxford Fintech Programme and Oxford Cyber Security for Business Leaders, with more university partners and course offerings to be announced throughout Q1 2021. The company will also be launching classes with MIT.
In conjunction with this funding round, former Vice Provost of the University of Pennsylvania Lynn Hollen Lees and former President of Bad Boy Entertainment Jon Cropper will be joining the Esme Learning advisory board.