Speakin Raises Pre-Series A Funding

SpeakIn, Asia’s largest digital platform for 1:1 coaching and group learning sessions, has announced a fresh infusion of capital to accelerate its SaaS platform and global expansion. The company recently moved its headquarters to Singapore to effectively address the increasing demand for professional learning in the Asia Pacific region. Having grown 5x YoY in revenues, the company aims is the preferred choice for 1:1 coaching and group learning sessions for professionals and businesses across APAC. Its new investors include Kulmeet Bawa, President and Managing Director, SAP Indian subcontinent.

Deepshikha Kumar, the Founder and CEO of SpeakIn, described the fresh investment as 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.”

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 plat form 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.”

Kulmeet joins SpeakIn 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.

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-1coaching and 1-to-many group learning sessions to enterprise clients, their leaders and their teams. Already established in the Indian sub-continent SpeakIn’s strategy is to expand across the Asia Pacific region becoming the go-to digital professional learning and coaching platform.

We have seen strong growth over the last year and we are poised to make the transition from a service-based model to asubscription-based model, available on mobile and web platform,” said Kumar. “SpeakIn now offers professional learning via our SaaS platform SpeakIn GROWTM to enterprise clients who wish to develop their leaders and teams. Now everyone will be able to learn 1:1 from the best of leaders and practitioners.”

The company has are presentation of experts from 47 countries. 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.

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