Learnlight (the “Company”), a leading provider of digital-first language and skills training to multi-national corporations, has received additional investment from growth investor Synova to support the next phase of its expansion. Incumbent investor Beech Tree Private Equity (“Beech Tree”) has reinvested alongside Synova, having originally backed the Company in 2017.
Learnlight was founded by Benjamin Joseph
(CEO) and Rupert Hillier
(COO) in 2007 with the mission to improve people’s communication by providing language, intercultural and skills training. Learnlight has successfully disrupted the traditional face-to-face corporate language training market through its virtual training, where their teachers deliver bespoke lessons in real time via the Company’s best-in-class technology platform, supported by excellent customer service.
In recent years, there has been a structural shift in the delivery of language and skills training from face-to-face to virtual. Learnlight has capitalised on these trends and has scaled rapidly, growing its virtual training service by +40% p.a. It is now one of the largest digital-first platforms, delivering a service to over 1,200 customers across more than 40 countries, including Spain, Germany, Italy, France, UK, USA, and Mexico. Learnlight works with global corporations with complex learning needs across multiple countries, with customers such as Siemens, Deutsche Telekom, and Hyundai.
Synova and Beech Tree will support Learnlight to deliver its ambitious strategy, which is focused on a combination of continued organic growth, targeted acquisitions to support further international expansion and continuing to develop the Company’s bespoke content and technology offering.
Learnlight’s existing management team, led by the founders, remain significant shareholders in the Company.