Talis capital

Talis Capital, an investor in UK tech companies including Darktrace and Iwoca, has made a follow on investment into online training company Learning People.

The London-based VC fund poured $2.5m into the startup, which is also the parent company of newly launched Skillsfox, a staff training provider.

Learning People, launched in 2010, will use the cash to fuel its geographical expansion.

Patrick Aylmer, CEO of Learning People, spoke about the raise, saying he was excited to partner with Talis, “whose expertise in the tech space will be invaluable as we seek to build out our business and further develop our B2B offering”.

“SkillsFox has seen us enter into a space in which we are convinced we can provide invaluable services to employers, allowing them to upskill and retain talent whilst increasing productivity across the workforce. The introduction of Tony will be invaluable for the team as we continue to experience rapid growth on the UK and international markets. His ability to scale businesses to serve top-level customers in both B2C and enterprise sectors will bring tremendous value,” he noted.

Vasile Foca, managing partner at Talis said Learning People had distinguished itself as a market leader in a competitive space.

“The speed of development in technology is disrupting the way people work, both positively and negatively. One of the results is that employees need to gain skills in which they have no experience, or which do not yet exist. Learning People is uniquely positioned to meet the existing demand for knowledge and respond to future technological shifts in demand such as the fast-evolving data security sector. We greatly look forward to partnering with Patrick, Tony, and the whole team as they embark on this next phase of growth,” Foca added.