Lepaya Secures 5M for Soft Skill Training

Lepaya, a provider of soft skills training courses has raised €5 million from Belgian media group Mediahuis. This funding will enable the Amsterdam-based startup to accelerate the implementation of its growth plans. This investment allows Lepaya to further develop its range of training courses and underlying technology.

René Janssen, Managing Director and co- founder of Lepaya: “In the business community, soft skills will make the difference in the years ahead. Today, many businesses are also looking for a partner that can help them to educate employees. Over the past period, we have seen an increase in the influx of customers looking for a high-impact approach, especially now that many businesses need to accelerate the re-skilling of their staff due to the current economic situation. Mediahuis’ injection of capital provides us with the opportunity to grow both geographically and in terms of our range of products and services.”

Peter Kuperus, Managing Director and co-founder adds: “At the same time, we also want to take big steps technologically towards making the learning experience more personal based on data and thus be more relevant for an individual employee. The great thing about this partnership is that Lepaya and Mediahuis very clearly share the same long-term vision. Particularly in terms of offering personalised content, we can learn a lot from each other. Our organisations share the same DNA and that makes us very positive about the future.”

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