To address Asia’s workforce needs, GO1, an Australia-based corporate training platform, has entered into a partnership with enterprise learning and development tech provider, Disprz.
Since its launch in 2015, GO1 has roped in local and overseas investors including Y Combinator, SEEK, Microsoft’s M12, Tank Stream Ventures, Black Sheep Capital, and Our Innovation Fund. And rapidly expanded their operations across the world in the US, South Africa, Vietnam, the UK and Malaysia.
This partnership comes as a result of the company’s aim to expand its Asia-Pacific focus. While new customers will get GO1 freemium plans of up to 10 courses, the existing Disprz users will be given the option to upgrade to GO1’s premium offering of 50K courses.
“We have developed deep tech to save customers’ time and effort — Disprz’s artificial intelligence tech, for example, helps customers choose the GO1 course that best fits their needs, role and career aspiration,” explained Disprz CEO and cofounder Subramanian Viswanathan.
With the objective of improving workplace learning and on-the-job training, Disprz is currently working with over 100 businesses globally and has on-boarded about 500K users. It counts marquee brands such as Naspers, Mahindra, Ernst & Young India, Bajaj, Swiggy, Delhivery, Tata Motors, Kotak, Uber, GE Aviation, Mashreq Bank and many other blue-chip companies, and mature startups as its major clients.
He said the courses on GO1’s marketplace will be central to Disprz learning journeys or pathways approach. For example, ‘How to become a manager for the first time’ would constitute a pathway and could comprise dozens of courses over a 12-month period, Viswanathan explained.
“The value that GO1 will bring to these learning journeys will be immense,” he said. “Both companies will also jointly bid for contracts where it makes sense.”
“We have established skills and career acceleration platform, while GO1 aggregates content from more than 100 content providers. So this is a perfect partnership,” pointed out Disprz COO and cofounder Kuljit Chadha.
GO1.com CEO and cofounder, Andrew Barnes, said that Disprz’s strong footprint in India and South East Asia would help expand the company’s footprint in the Asia-Pacific.
“We continue to make inroads in Vietnam and Malaysia where we have a strong base. The addition of Disprz to our partnership roster will only see our presence grow stronger in the region,” Barnes said.
Recently, GO1 also entered into a partnership with an open-source learning platform for educators, Moodle, to expand its reach to businesses in the education sector.