In a recent development, the Eindhoven-based course booking platform Edubookers received an investment from BOM (Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij). This investment was announced by Prince Constantijn, the special guest at the Brabant Startup Awards held on September 25. Edubookers will use the investment of undisclosed amount to accelerate its growth in both the government and corporate sectors.
Edubookers was founded in February 2015 by Paul Schrama and Jur Rademakers. Back then, it was called laatsteplekken.nl. And, a year later, the course booking platform was rebranded to Edubookers. The platform developed rapidly and progressed from an online business into a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform offering training for professionals.
Booking.com for training courses
Edubookers is also known as the Booking.com for training courses. The booking platform lets you search for training and courses easily and book them directly. The platform offers over 14,000 training courses from over 700 best trainers in the Netherlands. It covers a wide variety of subjects from BHV to leadership. The training courses are touted to be assessed by over 10,000 students making them the best choice.
As mentioned above, the company has developed into a SaaS platform offering full-fledged Learning Management Software to organizations. This training benefits the employees, employer and HR. The employees can find the courses easily and book them while the HR can find all the courses under one roof and get insight, control and convenience. When it comes to the employer, the companies can save 25% of the training budget as it involves one point of contact and one invoice.
Best price guarantee!
The company touts that it offers best price guarantee without any compromise on the training. It ensures that the trainers provide the perfect training to benefit their customers. Moreover, the employees who want to undergo training from Edubookers can get unlimited access to over 300 e-learning modules worth €5,000 for free for the first 2 months of subscribing to the service. The company serves customers with learning advice and a collective invoice every month.
A milestone for BOM
What’s interesting is that this investment made on Edubookers is the 150th investment made by BOM marking a milestone for them to celebrate. Founded 35 years back, BOM is a development company that builds on a strong, sustainable and future-proof Brabant economy. It focuses on the growth of ambitious startups and scaleups in sectors such as software, hi-tech systems, life sciences and health, maintenance, bio-based economy, agrifood, and supply chain.
In addition to BOM, there are other investors who have made an active contribution to the further growth of Edubookers. However, these investors choose to remain anonymous.
Regarding the investment, Paul Schrama, CEO van Edubookers said, “We are very happy with the investment of BOM Brabant Ventures. Where we have been completely self-funding up to now, this is the perfect moment for them to come on board. We are undergoing a major growth spurt and with the support of BOM and a number of private investors we can help many more organizations with the development of their employees.”
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