Simbel Raises €4 Million in Seed Round  

by Kay Aloha Villamor in November 24th, 2022

Simbel, a Paris, France-based SaaS-enabled marketplace for learning and development (L&D), announced that it secured €4 million in Seed funding to accelerate its product development. 

The round was led by Speedinvest and Brighteye, with participation from angels including Thibaud Elziere (eFounders co-founder), Virgile Ringeart (Figures co-founder), Nicolas Steegmann (Stupeflix co-founder), and Alexandre Eruimy (Prestashop co-founder).

“HR teams are supposed to inspire teams, create learning rituals, organize internal and external learning sessions, and oversee learning and development. But the reality is that SMBs typically only have one or two people to manage all these activities and still run their L&D on Excel sheets,” says Simbel CEO and co-founder Loïc Jourdain.

Simbel has developed its offering in partnership with its first clients, including Blablacar and Roland Berger, while in beta. Now, it has announced the launch of partnerships with the best HR and talent development software platforms for SMBs.

Company: Simbel

Raised: €4.0M

Round: Seed Round 

Funding Month: November 2022

Lead Investors: Speedinvest and Brighteye

Additional Investors: Thibaud Elziere, Virgile Ringeart, Nicolas Steegmann, and Alexandre Eruimy

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Software Category: SaaS-enabled Marketplace for learning and development (L&D)

About the Company: Founded in 2021 by Loïc Jourdain and Charles Gras, Simbel is an all-in-one solution that helps HR teams run learning and development operations seamlessly. Simbel provides a SaaS-enabled marketplace for learning and development (L&D) to keep staff’s knowledge and skills relevant to their employer’s needs. It provides a central hub of curated content to make sure employees are empowered with the best training options. It integrates with SMBs’ existing HR stack and uses periodic performance reviews for identifying individual learning and development needs. 


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