Sunlight: helping companies grow a highly engaging learning culture
Meet Sunlight, who joined Momentum in January 2018. Sunlight helps companies grow a highly engaging learning culture by facilitating their team’s access to any book, event or course in the world.
Founded by brothers Carlos and Juan Lagrange, the Sunlight platform lets employers (including here at Momentum!) provide team members with an allowance to spend on any learning materials such as courses, books or events. Accounts are only charged for what they use and in one simple monthly invoice. The platform helps companies improve retention and engagement of employees.
One of the teams biggest achievements to date as Juan says is, "managing to actually to define the return on investment that our customers are getting. Specifically, we managed to increase engagement by 34 percent in a three month period with one of our customers. We're very proud of that!"
Most customers are in the tech industry at the moment but they also have companies from other industries Juan says, "we are working with a large insurance company out of Australia. We are also working with a large, I won't say who exactly, but it's it's an engineering company out of Germany; about 10,000 employees."
The team raised a seed round of £500,000 in late 2017 and are currently focussed on onboarding more larger organisations before raising again.
Sunlight is the second business the brothers have run together and both boast an impressive background, "my background is in tech so I'm a computer scientist by trade, I used to work at CERN... and my brother is from the product perspective so he's been working with pretty amazing entrepreneurs (including Seth Godin) and building products for the past 10 years."
We spoke to Juan before he pitched Sunlight to a room full of our corporate ambassador network at the first Momentum Ambassador Evening of 2018. Be sure to check out the full video above.
Do let us know if you'd like to speak to the team.