Singapore knowledge sharing startup Tigerhall bags $1.8m seed funding

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.

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Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.