Companies today face Shortage of skilled workersThe pandemic has also forced employers to reconsider how to train employees.
These trends help drive growth Rap L, This startup has just raised $2.2 million for its mobile-focused micro-learning workforce training platform.
Toyota, Casio, Shell and several other companies are using RapL to improve the skills of their employees. The company provides artificial intelligence-driven, personalized, bite-sized, adaptive learning modules on mobile applications to meet each customer and their goals. RapL uses gamification and reward programs to incentivize participation. Both office staff and front-line staff can receive RapL technical training.
Use cases include training employees on company safety procedures, or training sales staff on customer participation.
There are many companies that provide similar workforce training platforms, from traditional learning management systems (LMS) to other micro-learning tools such as MindTickle and Axonify.
The Seattle company is led by co-founder CEO Arun Muthukumar and CPO Mulari Krishnan, An old friend I met at an Indian university. Krishnan previously worked at Microsoft for 21 years and served as the vice president of software engineering at Starbucks from 2018 to 2020. Krishnan is located in Seattle and Muthukmar is located in India. Most of the company’s 26 employees work in India.
Founders’ Co-op, a Seattle-based company, led the funding round. Other supporters include former Microsoft leaders Ben Slivka and Lisa Slivka; Ally.io founder Vetri Vellore; and former CEO of AppSheet Praveen Seshadri.