Lessonly raises $15 million Series C led by AXA Venture Partners

Online training platform Lessonly announced a $15 million Series C funding round led by AXA Venture Partners , with participation from Zendesk, Allos Ventures, Atlas Peak Capital, Rethink Education, and The Yard Ventures.

Founded in 2012, Lessonly offers a training software that helps teams learn, practice, and do better work. In addition to its existing offerings, Learn and Practice, the company will launch Assess in mid-2020. Assess enables learners to demonstrate proficiency in existing skills and hone those that need improvement. This “skills engine” will guide learners to the lessons, practice scenarios, and certifications they need to advance in their careers and deliver greater value for businesses.

“We are committed to investing in SaaS companies that empower their customers and users to ‘be their best’. We are impressed with how Lessonly helps customer-facing employees excel at their craft and do better work each and every day. We look forward to furthering our support of an already great partner who is working to enhance customer experience for companies, and customers, everywhere.” – Hilary Shirazi, director, corporate development, at Zendesk.

Bottom Line: The team has more than tripled the number of “Lessonly llamas” (employees) and the number of users since their Series B funding in 2017.