Framework raises $2M Seed to create an ‘on-demand business school’ aimed at startups

Let us face it: business education is struggling to keep up with the $3 trillion global digital startup ecosystem that is blooming right now. High-growth firms, like their CEOs, are time-poor, yet the courses available to them are extensive, frequently dull, and of inconsistent quality. 

Business education should be more on-demand, focused, practical, and bite-sized in the ideal world. The framework has effectively come up with this, and it has already received a $2 million seed round to develop an “on-demand business school.” More than 2,500 individuals have signed up for the edtech platform’s waitlist ahead of its launch next year, according to the company.

The concept is that Framework members learn directly from tech operators from businesses such as Slack, ASOS, Flo Health, and Netflix through 15-minute ‘Frameworks’ and live office hours meetings. Members can also connect with one another on a 1:1 basis. This is referred to as ‘snackable’ material. Founders Academy, a 9-month “free alternative-MBA” developed out of Founders Forum, a private network of the world’s most elite digital entrepreneurs, primarily from Europe, has branched out of Framework.

LearnStart, Learn Capital’s seed fund, Evio, and Atomico, and Ada Ventures’ angel programs all contributed to the funding. Brent Hoberman (co-founder of lastminute.com and MADE.com), Claire Novorol (co-founder of Ada Health), Tom Foster-Caster (former COO of Monzo), Victoria van Lennep (co-founder of Lendable), and Aaron Mitchell are among the angel investors (HR Director at Netflix). “Our objective is to scale a new generation of tech leaders by establishing the go-to learning community for startups and scaleups throughout the world,” stated Framework Co-Founder Asha Haji.

“As two female founders of color, it’s also our chance to fly the flag for all of the wonderful under-represented entrepreneurs who deserve more attention from the VC world,” Framework’s Riya Pabari said. “Long-form learning is not available to most individuals who work in startups because of the expenditure of time,” Haji told me over the phone. Microlearning is what we are doing… It is all about practicing it on a daily basis and asking realistic questions.

 It is not only about the material; it is also about the community. You get to interact with them on a one-on-one basis.” “Framework’s bite-sized courses, practical cheat sheets, and engaging community features make it the contemporary learning platform the industry’s been waiting for, and Riya and Asha are the dynamic combos to bring it to life,” stated Brent Hoberman, Co-Founder and Investor at Framework.