OSLO, Norway–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Company Studying and Improvement (L&D) know-how innovator Attensi is executing its plans for world growth after elevating $26m from New York-based Lugard Highway Capital, DX Ventures, and present share holder Viking Venture. The funding follows a number of years of fast progress for the corporate, throughout which Attensi has recorded a 63% CAGR in annual recurring income and executed initiatives for a variety of worldwide blue-chip clients. The brand new funding can be utilized by Attensi to increase its presence in North America and Europe and to increase upon its main product suite and know-how platform in gamified simulations.
“Attensi options allow organizations to upskill their individuals sooner, persistently, at scale, with outcomes past the capabilities of conventional strategies like e-learning, video, or classroom coaching. With gamified simulation coaching, we now have mixed the very best of office psychology with our experience in simulations and gamification to create a brand new class of coaching options. Our gamified simulations create important real-world influence on firms’ core enterprise metrics,” mentioned Attensi Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Trond Aas. “This funding spherical allows our bold progress plans. With Lugard Highway Capital we’re bringing in a significant US investor with expertise of rising SaaS firms into world manufacturers.”
With a consumer base that features Daimler Mercedes Benz, Circle Okay, Equinor, BCG, and ASDA, Attensi makes use of a fusion of know-how from the world of video gaming and insights from office psychology to coach individuals by way of immersive, 3D simulations of their office and work processes. On the finish of final yr, the corporate introduced plans to additional develop its know-how platform and enter new markets by the top of 2021. The fundraise from Lugard Highway Capital, DX Ventures, and Viking Enterprise represents an acceleration of those plans.
Anne-Lise Waal, CTO and Co-CEO at Attensi mentioned: “That is thrilling information for everybody at Attensi. With the Attensi Know-how Platform customers throughout the globe can create high-end gamified options with our highly effective no-code toolset. This funding can be instrumental in additional increasing our cloud native SaaS platform and product suite. The Attensi Know-how Platform will equip firms throughout all sectors to ship on the problem of steady improvement and upskilling of their workforce. Our present plans for organizational growth will see our workers depend develop quickly from the present degree of 120 to nicely over 200.”
Doug Friedman, companion at Lugard Highway Capital, mentioned: “We couldn’t be extra excited to be investing within the Attensi crew as they work to ceaselessly change and enhance company studying and improvement by way of their Attensi options.”
Duncan McIntyre, Managing Director at DX Ventures, mentioned: “Studying and improvement alternatives have gotten a decisive aggressive issue to enhance efficiency, entice and retain expertise. We’re thrilled to assist Attensi to realize its mission to make company coaching more practical and fascinating.”
Eivind Bergsmyr, companion at Viking Enterprise, commented: “It’s been thrilling to see the fast progress and spectacular improvement pushed by the power to usher in world prime manufacturers as clients throughout our time as investor in Attensi. This capital elevate expands the investor universe with traders we all know nicely from different Viking Enterprise portfolio firms and permits Attensi to proceed its world growth at elevated tempo.”
Established in 2012, Attensi has delivered gamified simulation coaching in additional than 100 international locations in 20 languages. Attensi options are used to simulate human interactions and work processes, together with interpersonal ‘delicate abilities’, management coaching, use of IT-systems and any type of workers certification. Whether or not on cellular, desktop, or VR, Attensi’s gamified simulation method allows organizations to upskill their individuals successfully, persistently, at scale, with all the info required to trace influence on KPIs.
Attensi shoppers are company blue-chip firms in well being care, pharmaceutical, monetary providers, skilled providers, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, delivery, offshore and transport, in addition to public and third sectors. The corporate’s complete income annual run-rate is at present $12m, and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with places of work in London, UK, and Palo Alto, USA.
Pareto was engaged as World Coordinator for the fairness difficulty. GCA Altium is performing because the World Monetary Advisor to the corporate. Thommessen acted because the authorized advisor within the transaction.
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Pushed by the very best of psychology, studying, and gaming, Attensi gamified simulation coaching engages your individuals with measurable influence in your KPIs. Whether or not on cellular, desktop, or VR, Attensi options empower individuals to study new abilities and behaviours in a enjoyable, partaking manner. The outcomes allow organizations to excel in workers coaching, onboarding, and retention.
Attensi has delivered gamified simulation coaching in additional than 100 international locations, in 20 languages, and employs over 100 workers. Attensi is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with places of work in London, and Palo Alto, USA.
About Viking Enterprise
Viking Enterprise is the main Nordic Software program investor with greater than NOK 3 billion underneath administration. Since 2001, Viking Enterprise has invested in additional than 50 Nordic firms with a selected deal with scaling Enterprise-to-business (B2B) Software program-as-a-Service (SaaS) firms. Viking Enterprise has been the lead investor of Attensi since 2018.
About Lugard Highway Capital
Lugard Highway Capital is a multi-billion-dollar world funding fund primarily centered on private and non-private firms within the Web, software program, shopper, and know-how sectors.
About DX Ventures
DX Ventures is a enterprise capital fund backed by Supply Hero. The fund’s mission is to assist the subsequent era of founder-led firms which might be disrupting a number of the most quickly altering industries all over the world. The funding philosophy is centered on constructing long run partnerships with founders to offer assist all through the lifecycle and actively create worth.