European corporate training startup Lynx Educate has completed its €1.3 million seed round co-led by Rethink Education and Emerge Education, and followed by Brighteye Ventures, Bisk Ventures, and Reach Capital.
Guild Chief Executive Officer Rachel Carlson and President Paul Freedman, as well as Paul LeBlanc (President of Southern New Hampshire University) and Nick Hammerschlag (Guild senior adviser and edtech entrepreneur) also joined in the round.
Lynx was co-founded by Chief Executive Officer Sylvie Milverton and Chief Academic Officer Lamia Rouai in 2021. The Paris-based duo is drawing inspiration from the example of Guild Education in the US, which has pioneered a model connecting companies to high-quality, affordable education options for their employees.
Lynx’s platform will provide a broad range of certified and accredited education offerings from leading learning institutions to meet workforce development needs across Europe and the UK. According to some estimates, the European corporate training market is projected to grow by more than US$14 billion over the next five years.