Press Release: London: 07/03/2019
Edtech startup raises one million euros seed funding to scale mobile learning platform across Europe and the Middle East.
MobieTrain, a mobile platform for personalised workplace learning, raises one million euros in a capital round at the Limburg Investment Company LRM, ING and a number of private investors. Based out of Genk, Belgium, the microlearning startup has 10,000 users across 13 countries and already counts BMW, Vans, Massimo Dutti and Zara as clients.
This mobile-first platform empowers employees with daily, bite-sized training content that boosts knowledge retention and productivity. Founded by Guy Van Neck, and Mireille van Hemert-Schelling, this young company has rapidly acquired an extensive customer base in the retail and fintech sectors.
“Mobietrain is a promising company that is experiencing rapid growth. We strongly believe in the potential of Mobietrain and in the need of companies to provide employees with fast and efficient knowledge through a digital and personal application, ” says Tom Aerts, Head of Smart Services & Manufacturing at LRM.
In 2019, the Belgian e-learning company plans to use the fresh funding to further develop their product by combining artificial intelligence and social learning to increase personalisation of learning paths. They also plan to use the capital injection to double its team to focus on marketing and the international roll-out of the platform.
“We are already very active in the retail sector and we want to strengthen our position in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. But our platform is, of course, applicable in every sector, such as automotive or banking. So there is also immense growth potential. We want to focus strongly on the launch in Europe in the coming months and the Middle East is also on our radar. We will start right away at Unleash London on 19th-20th March,” says Guy Van Neck.
Aiming to secure 100,000 users by the end of 2019, MobieTrain has also gained success and recognition as winners of Unleash 2018’s biggest startup competition , a Top 10 HR Tech Provider award and alumni of StartupBootcamp. They will continue to speak and exhibit and Europe and the Middle East’s leading HR Tech events throughout 2019, including Retail Week Live, Arch Summit and HR Tech Mena.
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Guy Van Neck, CEO MobieTrain
Goele Lemmens, Press Officer LRM