Monday, April 09, 2012

Bloomfire Secures $10 Million in Series A Funding

Bloomfire has certainly taken the eLearning industry by storm.  Or should I say, set it on fire? <rimshot>
Chris Pacitti, from one of the two investing companies, Austin Ventures had this to say... 
“Bloomfire addresses old-school productivity problems with a new-school approach, using social software to create and share valuable information within an enterprise. It essentially allows you to clone your best sales people, reducing costs, improving productivity and accelerating new business opportunities that drive your bottom line.”
I'm so happy for the guys at Bloomfire.  Seriously, these are some of the most creative, hardest working guys I've known.  Every time I see a Bloomfire logo I can't help but remember seeing an naked Nemo wrapped in a Bloomfire banner running through a reception at Learning Solutions.

That was the year I started seeing that the eLearning industry was changing.  The old guard had been asleep at the wheel and frisky new startups were tackling the problems of the corporate training industry.

Of course today there are many new players and old tools have evolved, and embraced social media, collaboration, the cloud, mobile and other new technology shifts.  But I've seen a few startups fail for whatever reason, and it's just really nice to see a startup hitting on all cylinders and catching the eye of venture capitalists.

It's a great time to be in the eLearning game.  Innovative corporate training solutions are needed now, more than ever.  Even if Bloomfire is not the right tool for your current corporate need, you should still take some time and check out what their doing.  Someday it could be exactly what you need.

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Nemo at Bloomfire said...

Being a drummer, I'm a big fan of the rimshot. Thanks for your kind words Brent. Very encouraging. They keep me motivated to embarrass myself at eLearning Guild conferences in the name of social learning.

Kelly Meeker said...

Clearly I've got to pay closer attention to Nemo's travel schedule.

bschlenker said...

Kelly, now that they've reached the big time, I'm not sure epic guerrilla marketing stunts are required :)