Singapore-based Mentorship Platform Tigerhall Raises $2 Million from Sequoia India’s Surge, Others

Singapore-based Mentorship Platform Tigerhall Raises $2 Million from Sequoia India’s Surge, Others

Tigerhall, a Singapore-based success enablement platform, has raised $2 million in a Pre-series A funding round led by Sequoia Capital India’s rapid scale-up program Surge, the company has announced recently.

Others participated in the round include XA Network (formerly known as Xoogler Angels), Taurus Ventures, and angel investors.

Founded in 2018, Tigerhall connects people to Asia’s most influential leaders and helps them achieve their career, business, and life goals by learning directly actionable skills from those leaders, who it called as Thinkfluencers. Some of them include the COO at Microsoft Singapore, Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy at Google Asia Pacific, Head of Digital Marketing at Facebook Asia Pacific, Head of Partner Marketing Creative at Netflix, Senior Vice President at Gojek, and Partner at Deloitte, among others.

Tigerhall provides bite-sized digital content that covers insights, experiences, successes and mistakes of the decorated business leaders and some of the region’s smartest minds through Podcasts, Power Reads, as well as in-person events such as private dinners, exclusive lunches, and group mentorship sessions. In just over two years, the startup has expanded its offerings to Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai and Bengaluru and currently has over 1000 pieces of content providing users with the insights they need to achieve their goals. Tigerhall has also developed its enterprise offerings to help businesses plug pressing skills gap.

Expressing his excitement and appreciation to the investors, Nellie Wartoft, CEO of Tigerhall, said in a statement,

“My team and I feel extremely grateful and inspired to be backed by visionary investors who share our optimism in redefining the current view on education, and how professionals learn and develop. The importance of digital learning has been magnified because of what the world is going through today, and this investment will further increase the value we provide to individuals and organizations during these challenging times and beyond. With supportive investors like Surge and XA Network on our side, we are confident that we can fulfil our vision of providing every person, regardless of their background or circumstances, with access to success.”

The company said it will use the investment to further develop its product, make senior hires, expand its reach, and support organizations to digitize their learning programs.

Alap Bharadwaj, on behalf of the XA Network, also commented on the investment and said,

“Southeast Asia and India are at the cusp of a talent revolution, one that will see both millenials and Gen Zers enter a rapidly evolving corporate landscape in great numbers. For this group, access to high-signal tech-based learning will be the foremost unmet need in the coming years. Tigerhall has democratized access to this learning by building the category defining platform in this space and we at XA are thrilled to partner with them as they enable exceptional potential across the region.”

Tigerhall has last raised $1.8 million in seed funding in March 2019 from US-based Warm & Decent Human Beings (WDHB), Singapore-based Paladigm Capital, and a senior banking executive in Singapore. According to the company, organizations currently subscribing to Tigerhall’s data-driven corporate learning tools include Fortune 500 firms, fast-growing tech companies, large FMCG brands and more.

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