News: Tigerhall raises US$2 Mn funding from Sequoia Capital

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Tigerhall raises US$2 Mn funding from Sequoia Capital

Tigerhall will use the recently raised money for product development, senior hires, market expansion and boosting efforts to support organizations to digitize their learning programs.
Tigerhall raises US$2 Mn funding from Sequoia Capital

Headquartered in Singapore, success enablement platform, Tigerhall announces US$2 Mn funding led by Sequoia Capital India’s rapid scale-up program Surge. Other investors in this round include the XA Network (formerly known as Xoogler Angels), Taurus Ventures and angel investors.

Headquartered in Singapore, Tigerhall strives to help professionals — regardless of their backgrounds and circumstances — achieve their career and life goals by learning directly from Asia’s most successful people (addressed as Thinkfluencers in the app). The Thinkinfluencers include the COO at Microsoft Singapore, Vice President of Government Affairs & Public Policy APAC at Google,

Head of Digital Marketing APAC at Facebook, Head of Partner Marketing Creative at Netflix, Senior Vice President at Gojek, Partner at Deloitte, the former President of AirAsia and the Director of Special Events of the 2008 and 2012 Obama Campaigns. 

Alap Bharadwaj, from XA Network, believes that Tigerhall has democratized access to the learning by building the category-defining platform in this space. XA has partnered with them to enable exceptional potential across the region. 

Since its launch in March 2019, Tigerhall has grown from two to 15 employees while expanding its offerings to Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, and Bangalore.  Its app now consists of over 1000 Podcasts, Power Reads, Experiences, and Thinkfluencers providing users with the insights they need to achieve their goals. It has also developed its enterprise offerings to help businesses plug pressing skills gaps. Subscribers to Tigerhall’s data-driven corporate learning tools include Fortune 500 firms, fast-growing tech companies, large FMCG brands and more. 

“My team and I feel extremely grateful and inspired to be backed by visionary investors who share our optimism in redefining the current view on education, and how professionals learn and develop. The importance of digital learning has been magnified because of what the world is going through today, and this investment will further increase the value we provide to individuals and organizations during these challenging times and beyond,” said Tigerhall CEO Nellie Wartoft. “With supportive investors like Surge and XA Network on our side, we are confident that we can fulfil our vision of providing every person, regardless of their background or circumstances, with access to success”.

With the latest investment Tigerhall looks to focus on product development, new senior hires, and market expansion. As the pandemic influences the world of work and creates more demand for digital solutions among organizations, Tigerhall has a huge opportunity to grow. With most businesses operating remotely and employees working from home, the need for digital solutions, in particular, has seen a surge. Employers are encouraging their employees to invest this time in building new skills and ensuring they prepare for the new future of work. Tigerhall has to ensure that they keep up with the pace of change in the market and continue to assess the business needs to create more relevant solutions. 

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Topics: Strategic HR, #FundingAndInvestment

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