Sounding Board Closes $30M Series B Funding

Sounding Board

Sounding Board, Inc., an Aliso Viejo, CA-based leadership coaching platform, closed a $30m Series B funding.

The round was led by Jazz Venture Partners, with participation from Canaan, Bloomberg Beta, Correlation Partners, Gaingels,, Deb Liu (CEO of, Yvonne Chen (former VP Marketing of Udemy), Sukhinder Singh Cassidy (Founder of theBoardlist), and Tammy Aguillon (Area VP @ DocuSign). In conjunction with the funding, John Spinale, Managing Partner for JAZZ Venture Partners, joined the Board of Directors of Sounding Board.

The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its business reach.

Co-founded in 2016 by Christine Tao, CEO with her-then executive coach, Lori Mazan, Sounding Board provides a customizable leadership coaching platform that combines technology and coaching to drive measurable business impact. Its Coaching Management System™ gives organizations the ability to manage all their coaching engagements in one platform – whether they use Sounding Board leadership coaches, their internal coaches, or a combination.

With a globally managed network of world-class coaches covering over 60 countries and 15+ languages, Sounding Board works with enterprises like Chime, Zoom, Dropbox, Cloudera, VMware, Mozilla, Bloomberg, Plaid, and UserTesting among others to develop coaching solutions designed to drive leadership development and organizational success.