This investment will enable us to continue strengthening our world-class educational experience that can be delivered entirely online
A reskilling company has secured a £100,000 investment from Ufi Ventures to continue making career-changing opportunities accessible to those who show the right attitude, not just those who can afford it.
Alongside funding from Ufi Ventures, which invests in early-stage companies developing vocational technologies, CAPSLOCK has also secured investment from GC Angels, leading early-stage investors in the North West.
CAPSLOCK removes barriers to reskilling enabling those looking to retrain to become a cyber security professional without having to pay a penny until they’ve landed a high-paying job.
Through their work, CAPSLOCK has developed a course designed to get people hired. They use cutting-edge educational methodologies to get people ready for work in the shortest amount of time. The curriculum and expert mentor support on offer helps participants to achieve the best possible vocational outcomes.
Speaking of the recent investment, Alex Bishop, Impact Investment Manager for Ufi Ventures, said:
The ever-growing and rapid advancements of technology in our everyday lives only amplifies the importance of Cyber Security within the digital ecosystem, a sector that is currently suffering from a wide skills shortage.
At Ufi, we are particularly excited by CAPSLOCK because of their unique learner proposition, removing the financial barriers to vocational training and enabling learners to access skills needed for work in high demand sectors in the UK, such as Cyber Security. We look forward to working with the team on their growth journey moving forward.
Jonathan Slater, Founder & CEO of CAPSLOCK, said:
CAPSLOCK was founded by world-class educators and cyber security professionals with the intention of revolutionising higher education and disrupting the status quo of adult student finance. We wanted to seek investment from funders who were closely aligned with our core values and also those who appreciate there are many alternative routes to employment.
The way in which Ufi champions the use of technology to open up access to skills and employment aligns perfectly with what we’re striving to achieve at CAPSLOCK in giving career-changing opportunities based on potential, not affordability.
This investment will enable us to continue strengthening our world-class educational experience that can be delivered entirely online.