Australian-based Go1, a platform for Enterprise Workforce training has raised over $100M in its latest round of funding.
Only last year, Go1, the unicorn and top YC company (number 44) raised $200M in a Series D which attracted Softbank with its Vision Fund 2 and Salesforce Ventures to back the YCombinator S15 Batch alumni.
Go1’s origin dates back to a garage in Australia, where its Founders started a web development company. Chris Eigeland, Vu Tran, Chris Hood, and Andrew Barnes were accepted in 2015 to the prestigious Y-Combinator accelerator, which triggered the worldwide expansion of the organization with offices opening across the world including The United States, South Africa, Vietnam, The United Kingdom, and Malaysia.
Andrew Barnes, co-founder, and CEO of Go1 explains:
“Leading organizations are recognizing the acute need to future-proof their workforces by providing comprehensive learning and development opportunities,”
“The incredible team at Go1 has made huge strides in expanding our capabilities and offerings to ensure users have access to education that supports their growth. These recent investments allow Go1 to build on that momentum to explore new content and resources, enabling our platform to meet the needs of every organization and employee, and brings us closer to our goal of supporting one billion learners globally.”
Today Go1 enjoys the support of a large investor base including M12, the venture capital arm of Microsoft, Madrona Venture Group, Salesforce Ventures, SEEK, AirTree, and of course, Zillionize, with our seed investment in 2015.
The new capital will help Go1 accelerate its journey to reach a billion learners with upskilling, reskilling, and knowledge tools that empower workers across the globe. As well as this, the investment coincides with a number of key appointments to the Go1 leadership team to help enable this growth.
You can read more directly on the Go1 blog here.
Zillionize is a seed round investor which has been investing in technology startups since March 2011. We look for early startups who we believe can see the future. We use a data-driven approach to identify startups we love and want to invest in for the long term. Zillionize has invested in a number of unicorns and we look forward to more of our portfolio joining this list in the years to come.