Tigerhall, Singapore-grown knowledge sharing mobile app, has secured US$1.8 million in seed funding from investors like US-based strategic learning firm WDHB Inc, Singapore-based asset management firm Paladigm Capital, and a private investor who’s a senior banking executive in Singapore.
Tigerhall said it will use the funding to aim its target at the higher education sector.
The platform was launched on February 21st, founded by former leading sales and marketing recruiter for Michael Page International Singapore Nellie Wartoft. After her four years stint ended, Wartoft decided to form Tigerhall noticing the gap in people’s soft skill that caused them the job.
“Time and time again I found a mismatch. My clients wanted to hire people ready to hit the ground running with the right skills and knowledge to work in today’s business world but struggled to find them. My candidates had fantastic looking CVs with education from the best schools but couldn’t get the jobs they studied for as they lacked the soft skills and relevant knowledge needed in the fast-changing business world. I created Tigerhall to bridge that gap,” she further explained.
Tigerhall members are given access to bite-sized reads and podcasts which they can access on the go, as well as in-person workshops, mentorship, and private dinners with senior business leaders in Asia.
So far, experts on the platform already include Head of Fixed Income at Bank of Singapore, Head of People at Grab, Vice Chairman of Edelman, Executive Director at UBS, Partner at Deloitte, the former President of AirAsia, and Managing Director of DBS, who are featured every week on the app. Topics include how to manage a co-located workforce, managing a PR crisis on social media, launching products in emerging markets, handling poor performing staff, intrapreneurship, and even how to sack someone, published every day.
Tigerhall is available on App Store and Google Play and is free to download with a subscription plan as low as 15 Singapore Dollars a month for both corporates and individuals.