L&D tech innovator Attensi secures $26m funding

Attensi

Corporate Learning and Development (L&D) technology innovator Attensi is executing its plans for global expansion after raising $26m from New York-based Lugard Road Capital, DX Ventures, and existing share holder Viking Venture.

The investment follows several years of rapid growth for the company, during which Attensi has recorded a 63% CAGR in annual recurring revenue and executed projects for a wide range of international blue-chip customers.

The new funding will be used by Attensi to extend its presence in North America and Europe and to expand upon its leading product suite and technology platform in gamified simulations.

“Attensi solutions enable organisations to upskill their people faster, consistently, at scale, with results beyond the capabilities of traditional methods like e-learning, video, or classroom training. With gamified simulation training, we have combined the best of workplace psychology with our expertise in simulations and gamification to create a new category of training solutions. Our gamified simulations create significant real-world impact on companies’ core business metrics,” said Attensi Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Trond Aas.

“This funding round enables our ambitious growth plans. With Lugard Road Capital we are bringing in a major US investor with experience of growing SaaS companies into global brands.”

With a client base that includes Daimler Mercedes Benz, Circle K, Equinor, BCG, and ASDA, Attensi uses a fusion of technology from the world of video gaming and insights from workplace psychology to train people via immersive, 3D simulations of their workplace and work processes.

At the end of last year, the company announced plans to further develop its technology platform and enter new markets by the end of 2021. The fundraise from Lugard Road Capital, DX Ventures, and Viking Venture represents an acceleration of these plans.

Anne-Lise Waal, CTO and Co-CEO at Attensi said: “This is exciting news for everyone at Attensi. With the Attensi Technology Platform users across the globe can create high-end gamified solutions with our powerful no-code toolset. This investment will be instrumental in further expanding our cloud native SaaS platform and product suite. The Attensi Technology Platform will equip companies across all sectors to deliver on the challenge of continuous development and upskilling of their workforce. Our current plans for organisational expansion will see our staff count grow rapidly from the current level of 120 to well over 200.”

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