Sounding Board Raises $30M for Employee Coaching

Sounding Board, Inc., a leadership coaching platform, closed a $30M Series B. The round was led by Jazz Venture Partners, with participation from Canaan, Bloomberg Beta, Correlation Partners, Gaingels,, Deb Liu (CEO of, Yvonne Chen (former VP Marketing of Udemy), Sukhinder Singh Cassidy (Founder of theBoardlist), and Tammy Aguillon (Area VP @ DocuSign).

“The huge shift to remote work that began in 2020 simply exposed the urgent need to develop leaders virtually. Companies realized that they have to equip their managers and leaders with the right skills to lead their teams effectively through constant change,” says Christine Tao, Sounding Board CEO, who co-founded the company in 2016 with her-then executive coach, Lori Mazan.

Sounding Board provides a customizable leadership coaching platform that combines technology and coaching to drive measurable business impact.

The company will accelerate their investment in data, reporting & science on the product & technology side, building towards the vision of becoming the coaching enablement platform for the world’s largest enterprises.

Announcement: Sounding Board Raises $30M for Employee Coaching