It's becoming increasingly difficult for business education to keep up with the $3 trillion global startup economy. High-growth businesses are short on time and their executives are also stressed. However, the courses offered are often long and boring and of poor quality. Business education should be tailored, on-demand, specific, practical, and bite-sized.
This is basically what Framework came up with. It has now raised $2million in seed funding to create an "on-demand business school". Framework claims it has over 2,500 people on its waiting list ahead of its launch next spring.
Framework members can learn directly from tech operators at companies like Slack, ASOS and Flo Health through 15-minute Frameworks' sessions and live office hours. Members can also connect one-to-one. This is often called "snackable" content.
Framework was created out of Founders Academy. This 9-month "free alternative MBA" was born out of Founders Forum. It is a private network made up of elite tech entrepreneurs largely from Europe.
LearnStart is the seed fund of Learn Capital and Evio as well as the angel programs at Atomico, Ada Ventures, and Atomico. It also includes angel investors such as Brent Hoberman (cofounder of lastminute.com and MADE.com), Claire Novorol, (cofounder of Ada Health), Tom Foster–Caster (former CEO at Monzo), Victoria van Lennep (“cofounder of Lendable”), Aaron Mitchell (HR Director at Netflix).
Asha Haji, co-founder at Framework stated: "Our mission it to scale a new generation tech leaders by building a go-to learning community of startups and scaleups across the globe."
Framework's Co-Founder Riya Pabari said: "As the two female founders from color, it's also an opportunity for us to fly the flag in support of all the amazing under-represented founders that deserve more attention by the VC community."
Haji told me via a phone call that long-form learning was not possible for most startup workers due to the cost of time. Microlearning is what we do... It's about practical questions and doing it every day. It's not only the content; it's also the community. They are available for you to interact with one-on-one."
Framework's Co-Founder and Investor, Brent Hoberman said that Framework's "bite-sized lessons, practical cheatsheets, and engaging community features make them the modern learning platform industry has been waiting for, and Riya, Asha, are the powerhouse duo who will bring it to life."