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NEWS February 5, 2019

Pär Lager new chairman of edtechbolaget Learnster

Pär Lager has extensive experience from both board work and CEO assignments, including from Bergh’s School of Communication, Almega and edtech company Sqore. Now he is taking over as chairman of the board of edtech company Learnster. The objective of the assignment: make knowledge available and enable development for even more organizations and employees.

Stockholm-based Learnster develops the next generation’s learning platform for competence development within organizations and companies. Since its inception in 2016, the company has established customers both in and outside the Nordic region and has users in 13 countries. Customers include well-known brands such as SATS, O’Learys and Bygghemma.

Learnster’s mission is to make available the knowledge and skills that a constantly changing and digital world requires. The aim is for aggressive expansion, which laid the foundation for a mutual interest of cooperation between Pär Lager and Learnster.

– Competence development is one of the most important challenges for organizations in the world today, and even more tomorrow. This was noticeable not least at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos. I have been following Learnster for a long time and am impressed with both their user-friendly product and unique team of employees. Learnster offers an as effective as innovative solution to organizations’ needs regarding both upgrading and reskilling of their employees, says Pär Lager.

In 2019, several new functions will be launched in the learning platform and an expansion, first in the Nordic region and then internationally, is to be expected.

– We are incredibly proud and excited to have Pär on board. With Pär’s solid experience and impressive track record, in combination with our common view of the possibilities within the EdTech scene today, I am convinced that we will have a both exciting and eventful time ahead of us, says Learnster’s CEO Mikael Larsson.

In 2017, Learnster was selected as one of eight companies for the startup program Sting Accelerate. In 2018, Learnster became the first Nordic company to be selected as AWS Edstart. Investors include Almi Invest and Söderberg & Partners.

NEWS September 6, 2018

Almi Invest and Söderberg & Partners invest in the Edtech company Learnster

Almi Invest invests in the Edtech company Learnster, which develops the next generation’s learning platform for companies engaged in education or internal competence development. Söderberg & Partners also participates in the financing round. The capital will be used for further development of the platform and for continued market launch.

Stockholm-based Learnster offers a cloud-based learning platform, where trainers can design and distribute courses and educations in relevant learning environments. Learnster is suitable for both the teacher-led, physical classroom and e-learning programs and everything in between.

The learning platform contains a user-friendly design tool to easily create courses and educations, as well as functionality for publishing courses, handling course participants and course programs, automation of bookings and handling of payments.
The platform is built with state-of-the-art technology and is responsive, making it work on all types of digital devices – from computer to mobile. This enables the participant to learn on his / her terms and take part in the course content – before, during and after the training.

“Learnster facilitates lifelong learning, which is becoming more important in today’s working life,” says Jens Bäckbom, investment manager at Almi Invest. “The platform is as powerful for small educational companies as for large companies and is fully adapted to today’s and the future’s digital climate, giving the company good potential to succeed,” he continues.

Although the Learnster learning platform was launched relatively recently on the market, it has already proven itself very competitive in terms of large-scale, established systems. The customer list includes the SATSELIXIA gym chain, which is already running and uses the system for introductory training for its 8,000 employees.

“We are very pleased to welcome Almi Invest as an investor,” says Learnster’s CEO Mikael Larsson. “With the help of their capital, skills and network, we can further increase the pace of our development.”

For further information contact
Mikael Larsson, CEO of Learnster, tel 070-431 48 16, mail mikael.larsson@learnster.com
More information about Learnster can be found at www.learnster.se