myGwork, one of the largest global LGBTQ+ talent platforms, has announced another round of investment totaling €1.5 million, which the company recently secured despite the current challenging fundraising environment. The latest injection of funding, which was led again by 24Haymarket, with contributions from a new network of angel investors and grant funding from Innovate UK, will be used to further enhance myGwork’s e-learning products, offered through the myGwork Academy, as well as expand its reach and impact internationally.
“We are thrilled to continue to support the team at myGwork in expanding their reach amongst the LGBTQ+ community as well being part of the journey in upskilling workforces through the myGwork Academy. With the addition of this new round of funding, as well as the broadening of the board through the addition of a new chair, we look forward to myGwork growing and increasing impact from an already market leading position,” stated James Campin, myGwork Board Observer and Investment Executive at 24Haymarket.
According to the company, a large portion of the funding package consisted of grant support from Innovate UK which will be used to support their network growth and user experience. New products include adding their first Spanish language course, and launching an additional course on Intersectionality, covering a much-needed knowledge gap, as confirmed by the majority of their clients.
“Our users and clients are the foundation of our business, so it’s important to us that our platform’s user experience is industry-leading and user-friendly. We are excited about the new and upcoming features that this additional funding will support, which include improved user analytics to provide that much-needed and unique personalized experience, which will ultimately help us in our mission to create safer and more inclusive workplaces for all around the world,” added Adrien and Pierre Gaubert, founders of myGwork.
Founded in 2014, the company also announced the appointment of Lori L. Harmon as the new Chair of the Board, who will focus on driving the next phase of growth, and support the company co-founders’ mission to make workplaces safer and more inclusive for all worldwide.
With strong expertise in the digital space, close personal ties to the LGBTQ+ community, and a strong public platform both in the U.S. and globally, Harmon’s expertise complements the skills of myGwork’s co-founders Pierre and Adrien Gaubert, who have spent the last decade helping to create safer and more inclusive workplaces.