Degreed has closed its acquisition of the capability-academy platform Learn In. It was just one of several changes made to the company and platform in order to bulk up its learning and development solutions. With the acquisition, Degreed aims to help companies continuously meet their goals and evolve quickly to meet new demands.
Founded in 2020, Learn In is an education management company that helps HR and L&D leaders build talent academies. The firm’s goal is to help companies establish internal talent academies and gather the resources needed for developing a skilled workforce. The platform’s core features include a tuition benefits manager, a prepaid learning stipend card, a program marketplace and custom program builder as well as dedicated coaching. Learn In joins Degreed as a standalone solution for enterprise and SMB clients.
The acquisition brings Learn In’s capability academies — also known as mastery platforms — and tuition benefits to Degreed’s existing suite of solutions. Together, Degreed and Learn In will unify all forms of learning, including core training, everyday learning, deep and targeted skill building and financial access to educational opportunities, the company said.
“A corporate capability academy goes beyond ‘a library of content,'” explains As industry analyst Josh Bersin. “It’s a place people go to advance their job-related capabilities. It goes beyond technical and functional skills and focuses on the real business capabilities a company needs to thrive.”
The acquisition also adds features to the Degreed Learning Experience Platform (LXP). The product delivers skill-building experiences for L&D teams to provide to employees, either one or many. The addition of Learn In “unifies all forms of learning including core training, everyday learning, deep and targeted skill building and financial access to educational opportunities,” the company said.
New Hires and Other Additions
The Learn In team has joined Degreed, including the majority of its executives. In addition, the company brought on new hires for its senior team including Nicole Williams as senior vice president of revenue operations (previously she worked at Cornerstone OnDemand and Docebo) and John Freshwater as vice president of enterprise sales EMEA and APAC (he had worked at Scalewise, a growth consulting firm in London).
The company is also introducing improvements and additions to its platform. The updates include a better search experience with the goal of helping learners find preferred content more quickly. Degreed also im improved the curation experience for L&D admins.