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Hone Raises $30M in Series B Funding



Hone, a San Diego, CA-based provider of a people skills training platform, raised $30M in Series B funding.

The round, which brings the total raised to $52.4m, was led by 3L Capital, with participation from Invus Opportunities, F-Prime Capital, Cowboy Ventures, NextGen Venture Partners, Slack Fund, Semper Virens, and Swift Ventures.

The company intends to use the funds to expand its platform to deliver more impactful learning experiences.

Led by CEO Tom Griffiths, Hone¬†provides an enterprise platform for live online learning. By delivering live learning at scale in people skills areas like effective management, leadership, and DEIB, the company enables behavior change, human connection, and continuous development. The learning and development (L&D) platform offers live, online instructor-led training classes to teams at enterprise scale ‚Äď allowing participants to learn people skills taught by domain experts, and to benefit from peer discussions, real-time practice, social reinforcement, and measurable change.

With a current catalog of more than 60 classes, and more than 500 classes taught to date on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) alone, the company focuses on whole-person skills, which also include mental health and wellness, management, and individual performance. The company’s content bridges a variety of backgrounds, generations, and competencies. Upcoming advanced classes include Explore Power, Privilege and Inequity at Work, Bridge Cultural Differences Across Your Organization, Run Effective Performance Reviews, Lead Hybrid Teams, and Mindfulness at Work. Additionally, Hone plans to build its community by providing rich learning content to L&D leaders and by hosting virtual and in-person events.

Hone has trained employees at organizations as wide ranging as Indeed, ConocoPhillips, Pacific Sunwear, Allscripts, TomTom, and Aramark.