Singapore-based knowledge sharing platform Tigerhall has raised a $1.8-million seed funding round from US-based strategic learning firm WDHB Inc, Paladigm Capital and a senior banking executive in Singapore.
Launched on February 21, Tigerhall offers soft skill training courses to professionals on topics ranging from managing a co-located workforce and dealing with poorly performing staff to handling a communications crisis and launching products in emerging markets and intrapreneurship.
The company said it aimed to help the 92 per cent of employers having “a very difficult time finding staff with the right soft skills”.
It connects learners with experts through bite-sized power reads and podcasts, in-person workshops, mentorship and private dinners with senior business leaders. Experts joining the platform include the head of fixed income at Bank of Singapore, the people head at Grab, Edelman’s vice chairman, an executive director at UBS, a partner at Deloitte, a former president of AirAsia and a DBS managing director.
Tigerhall was founded by Nellie Wartoft, a former sales and marketing executive at recruitment advisory firm Michael Page International.
“My candidates had fantastic looking CVs with education from the best schools but couldn’t get the jobs they studied for as they lacked the soft skills and relevant knowledge needed in the fast-changing business world. I created Tigerhall to bridge that gap,” she said.
Edtech companies that recently raised financing including India’s Eruditus and Singapore-based Kalpha. A lot of other online education companies have secured multi-million dollar investments from big investors. Prominent deals include Vietnam’s Topica raising $50 million from Northstar Group, India’s Byju’s raising $540 million led by Naspers, and China’s Zhihu raising $100 million from Tencent and Qiming Ventures.