December 16, 2014
The Palo Alto-based Geenio today announced the launch of a powerful new application for creating interactive online courses and managing learning processes across organizations. Their cloud-based, full-cycle learning system for the enterprise was designed from the ground up to allow anybody, regardless of technical ability, to build and deploy company training and learning across any browser.
In tandem with the announcement of the cloud platform launch, Geenio also made public that they have raised a successful $2 million seed round from several individual private investors. All of the funding will be used to continue to build their internal team and strengthen their product-market fit.
“The original idea for Geenio sprung out of a need to onboard and train our own early employees,” says Konstantin Andreev, founder and CEO of Geenio. “We realized that most available tools did not adhere to modern web app standards. Rather, what we encountered was a lot of interfaces and user experiences that were consistent with the technologies of the mid-1990s.”
Most modern organizations are already using some form of e-learning technology for employee onboarding, training, performance, and assessment initiatives. According to Andreev, much of the learning tech ecosystem has not kept pace with the needs of instructors, learners, or purchasing managers.
In an attempt to solve that problem, Geenio was designed as a universal, full-cycle learning system for course authoring, learning management, and assessment in one application. Designed in HTML5 and accessible from any browser or device, Geenio allows users to create interactive lessons, tests, study plans, and stand-alone informational pages.
Course authors can determine how each of a course’s objects will interact with other objects and how individual triggers will adjust learners’ paths. Course authors can also adjust the complexity of a course to adapt to learners’ individual levels of knowledge.
“We believe there is a large and latent opportunity to modernize and democratize learning experiences inside of today’s businesses, which is big catalyst for today’s GA launch,” says Andreev.
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