CloudSwyft Partners With EdTech Unicorn Go1 to Enhance Workforce Upskilling Efforts Worldwide
CloudSwyft, the fastest growing cloud-based technology learning platform, has partnered with Australia-based edtech unicorn Go1 to enhance and expand learning opportunities for corporations worldwide.
CloudSwyft is one of the first Philippine-based companies to form a strategic partnership with Go1.
As part of the agreement, CloudSwyft’s Microsoft Future-Ready Skills products and Virtual Labs Platform will be available on Go1 and offered to the latter’s business-to-business (B2B) corporate customers across the globe.
CloudSwyft’s Virtual Labs Platform is designed to help employees directly practice and complete assessments throughout the duration of their course on Go1. Additionally, Go1’s roster of industry-specific courses will be promoted to CloudSwyft’s network of B2B customers in the APAC region.
In turn, Go1 can provide visibility for CloudSwyft and its lab technology globally, particularly in the US market. Go1 will also introduce CloudSwyft’s solutions to its partners who wish to enhance their own courses.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, education technology or edtech had already been widely adopted in several countries. In fact, global investments in edtech companies reached USD$18.66 billion in 2019, significantly surpassing records set between 2015 and 2018. With the pandemic forcing students and workers to learn and work from home, edtech investments further surged.
According to Dann Angelo De Guzman, founder and CEO of CloudSwyft, the partnership is timely from two perspectives.
De Guzman believes the huge gap in digital skills worldwide has led to a pressing need for corporations to train their employees in the latest technology skills to manage accelerated adoption of cloud solutions, artificial intelligence, data analysis, and data science, among other things—in a way that is aligned with industry solutions from the likes of Microsoft.
In addition, many corporations are seeking solutions to deliver digital skills training in a way that is both hands-on and flexible, giving employees the option to be trained remotely. CloudSwyft’s programs can help resolve this problem, he says.
“We believe Go1’s goals align with our mission of helping businesses train and upskill their workforce in several technology fields so that they can keep up with the world’s rapid digital transformation,” De Guzman said. “This partnership will help us gain visibility and recognition for our labs technology, which can be used as a value-added or premium feature to online learning programs and thus improve the upskilling and training initiatives of many corporations worldwide.”
The partnership comes shortly after Go1 gained unicorn status from raising USD$200 million in Series D funding led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Salesforce Ventures, and AirTree Ventures. In mid-2020, the company secured over USD$40 million in Series C funding after its user engagement tripled during the pandemic. Go1 is now valued at more than USD$1 billion in just six years.
“Go1’s rise to unicorn status is evidence of the edtech industry’s rapid growth, even amidst a global crisis. We at CloudSwyft are proud and honored to team up with such a highly esteemed company in enhancing and expanding upskilling and training opportunities for thousands of businesses worldwide,” De Guzman said.
Go1’s latest capital raise is one of the largest funding rounds in Australia on record. As of July 2021, the company houses over 100,000 learning resources from more than 1,600 education providers. It also provides more than 3.5 million of its users curated recommendations for learning courses to meet the requirements of their L&D initiatives.