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ion Learning

ion Learning is the world's first enterprise platform that creates a digital learning experience that effectively advances leadership development to deliver scalable, deep cultural change. 
ion Learning is pioneering the corporate culture revolution to enable workplaces that work for everyone. This means re-imagining leadership and how they develop leaders across an enterprise, at all levels, that create inclusive, purpose-led, curious, courageous, and more human cultures. 

What's Innovative About Their Solution?

ion Learning's curriculum is disrupting and redefining leadership and the behaviors that make workplaces work for everyone.
Their methodology (learning journeys) transforms behavior leveraging small diverse groups, high trust, peer accountability, lock-step progression, real-time practice, mentoring and feedback. Their technology enables cost-effective, flexible, scalable learning and big-data capability that is driving the science behind human-centered leadership and culture, and its impact on employee well-being and performance.

📍 Location

San Diego, CA

⚙️ Product Stage

First Full Release

🏭 Industries

Education Tech, Enterprise Software, SaaS

🤑 Fundraising Status

Actively raising

💸 Total Funding
To Date


🙌 Founder Demographics

Female founder, Minority founder

Big Wins

  • Current clients include Ancestry.com, CBRE, Evolution Hospitality, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, and Walmart
  • Recent Awards include 2 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards: Silver for Unique Learning Technology and bronze for Online Mentoring Tools
  • TEDx Talk by CEO featured on TED.com

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Contact the Founder:

Shavon Lindley


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