PeakPerformer raises early seed funding from Antler India
At a Glance
Antler India has provided early-stage funding to PeakPerformer, a leadership development company. As it builds its AI platform and expands its client base, the funds will be used to hire engineering expertise. PeakPerformer is a tech-enabled executive development platform that helps companies upskill their executives at all levels.
PeakPerformer, a leadership development startup, has announced that it has raised early seed funding from Antler India, a global venture capital firm. Other participants in the round include Gaurav Munjal, co-founder and CEO of the Unacademy Group; and Saket Agarwal, angel investor and founder of Onnivation.
The cash will be used to hire engineering expertise as it scales its AI platform and expands its client base in India and throughout the world.
PeakPerformer is a tech-enabled leadership development platform that assists businesses in upskilling their executives at all levels. PeakPerformer is a full-stack solution that leverages 360-degree data to create a personalized coaching path for each manager, linking outcomes to both organizational and individual goals.
The startup claims to have produced metric-moving outcomes to high-growth businesses including Mobile Premier League, Wingify, Urban Ladder, Bizongo, Groww, and Societe Generale since its establishment in August 2020 by second-time founders Aishwarya Goel and Gaurav Jhunjhnuwala.
There are 90 million+ managers globally, but only a handful of CXOs are getting coached for their jobs. I think it’s high time that this should change. With PeakPerformer, we are reskilling employees and helping companies promote homegrown managers to leadership roles instead of depending on lateral hires.Aishwarya Goel, co-founder, and CEO, PeakPerformer
She added that they had discovered a fantastic partner in Antler who shares their vision. PeakPerformer intends to extend its platform and increase its pool of Indian and international clients with this funding.
Most leadership programs focus only on content and ignore the learner’s context. We have productized our programs in a way that allows coaches to offer customized modules that matter most to the organization and the learner, instead of bombarding them with everything that looks like leadership.Gaurav Jhunjhnuwala, co-founder, PeakPerformer
PeakPerformer is helping organizations scale their most important asset – their people. Every organization today is grappling with the need to continuously develop its people and to turn managers into leaders amidst constant innovation and disruption. With remote work, COVID-19 has only accelerated the urgency of taking this massive, fragmented market online. PeakPerformer has developed a game-changing approach to creating a workforce that is more entrepreneurial, motivated, and emotionally intelligent.Nitin Sharma, a partner at Antler India