SpeakIn, a digital platform for 1:1 coaching and group learning sessions, has recently announced that it has raised an undisclosed amount in pre-Series A round. The round witnessed participation from new investors including Kulmeet Bawa, president and managing director, SAP Indian subcontinent.
Existing investors including Vinod K. Dasari (former managing director of Ashok Leyland), Aditya Ghosh, (co-founder of Akasa Air and former president of Indigo Airlines), Richard Rekhy, (former CEO of KPMG India) and Aarti Gupta, (one of India’s top women investors and the FICCI FLO chairperson for startups), have also participated in the fundraise.
With this new infusion of capital, the company is targeting expansion to North America in the next 12 months and to build a deeper engagement with 400+ enterprise existing clients across APAC.
Founded in 2018 by Deepshikha Kumar Anand, an alumnus of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, the Wharton School of Business and an ex-consultant at EY, SpeakIn’s mission is to transform the landscape of executive education and professional learning by connecting the world’s best coaches and mentors with learners. The company boasts a network of over 18,000 experts and thought leaders who provide 1-on-1 coaching and 1-to-many group learning sessions to enterprise clients, their leaders and their teams.
Commenting on the fundraising, Founder & CEO of SpeakIn, Deepshikha Kumar, said:
This investment is another milestone in the company’s product growth story. Kulmeet is one of the most respected names in technology leadership in APAC. This comes at a time when we are taking giant steps towards expanding SpeakIn in APAC, having moved our operations to Singapore, and the launch of GROW – our mobile SaaS platform.
The startup recently moved its headquarters to Singapore to effectively address the increasing demand for professional learning in the Asia Pacific region. It claims to have grown 5x YoY in revenues. The firm has a presentation of experts from 47 countries.
President & Managing Director of SAP Indian subcontinent, Kulmeet Bawa, added:
I am excited to be a part of the SpeakIn journey as they build the learning and development ecosystem across Asia and beyond. Having been coached and now coaching and mentoring the next of leaders, I understand how this can be a game changer both on the professional and personal front. SpeakIn is a clear leader in this space helping address the larger global learning need. Whether it is their web platform or the intuitive mobile application, the ability to provide 1:1 coaching and 1-to-many sessions with the world’s best leaders, is truly impressive.
In 2020, SpeakIn had raised an undisclosed amount in a funding round from Richard Rekhy – former CEO of KPMG India.