Norwegian Professional Training Startup Vignita Raises $900k In Oversubscribed Funding Round


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Vignita, an EdTech startup that offers a social learning platform for skilled workers, has raised €660,000 (~$900k) in an oversubscribed funding round.

The round was joined by eleven investors including Link Capital, North Venture, Penny Venture and Adler Konsult.

With the new financing, the Norwegian startup plans to grow in the Nordic market before expanding to the rest of Europe. The young startup will then take its knowledge and training to people across continents.

Founded in 2017 by Øystein Barhaughøgda and Mariann Ertresvåg, Vignita gathers all forms of training into one platform, connecting companies with experts and technology so that they can effectively collaborate to train professionals. It has a range of use cases, including employee onboarding, in-house training, compliance, further education, certification and retraining.

Vignita is on a mission to be the preferred partner for companies that will further educate and develop their workforce, Vignita has established a strong management team and is now boosting the sales and marketing side of the business.

Speaking about the platform, Founder and CEO of Vignita, Øystein Barhaughøgda, said, “​​We have run a thorough pilot together with a wide range of customers and the feedback has only been positive. We can now offer tools and solutions that meet the needs of the market.”

The startup has been available as a pilot model since 2018 and currently serves 1400 Norwegian companies. To date, 20-course providers of various sizes in the building and construction sector have been allowed to participate in Vignita’s pilot program. Vignita vision is making professional training available for all and reducing work-related incidents.

Vignita brings together all forms of training in one platform. It connects companies with experts and technology so that they can effectively collaborate on training professionals. It is used for onboarding, corporate training, compliance, up-skilling and re-skilling.

In the near future, Vignita will be open for free registration of course providers, and then the company will be available to all types of skilled workers.

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Author: Shalini Pathak

Shalini Pathak Shalini Pathak is a Staff Writer at EdTechReview (ETR) – India’s leading edtech media & community. She has over four years of experience in media, covering different beats. Like all writers she’s an enthusiastic reader first with a passion to create out of the box content, and an ability to write about any topic. As a part of the ETR team, she will cover the latest in the edtech industry with a focus on edtech startup stories and their funding.

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