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Seed VC | Alive

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$3M | 4 mos ago

About Ceresa

Ceresa uses technology and data to democratize access to leadership development and career management. Grounded in a whole-person leadership approach, Ceresa combines research-based curriculum, focused executive coaching, expert instruction, and personalized external mentoring, all of which are delivered 100% virtually via an engaging technology platform. Ceresa was founded in 2017 and is based in Austin, Texas.

Headquarters Location

1702 W. 6th Street

Austin, Texas, 78703,

United States

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Ceresa named as Challenger among 5 other companies, including BetterUp, CoachHub, and ExecOnline.

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Ceresa's Products & Differentiators

    Ceresa Standard Platform

    Ceresa's Standard Platform offers multiple modalities, with data used to personalize each participant's experience to maximize their learning and development in the areas that are most important to them. Participants typically start with our assessments, receiving a 360 degree review and other visioning exercises to learn both where they want to get better to reach their career goals, but also where their companies and colleagues think they need to improve to reach those same goals. From there, that data grows and guides them through our remaining modules - our Mastery Series, Mentor Stories and Community. The combination of these - consumed in just 10 minutes-a-day bite-sizes - provides the space, expertise, real lessons and cohorts and community needed to truly learn what they want, on their schedules.

Latest Ceresa News

The Future 5 of Austin Tech, Q3 2022

Sep 28, 2022

These emerging startups might be working on the next big tech innovation. September 26, 2022Updated: September 26, 2022 Executives from tech startups included in the Q3 Future 5 series. | Image: Project Venkman, Zeno Technologies, Sigo Seguros, Ceresa and Cottage / Built In Sure the latest initiatives from the Teslas, Apples and Googles of the industry tend to dominate the tech news space — and with good reason. Still, the tech titans aren’t the only ones bringing innovation to the sector. In an effort to highlight up-and-coming startups, Built In has launched The Future 5 across 11 major U.S. tech hubs. Each quarter, we will feature five tech startups, nonprofits or entrepreneurs in each of these hubs who just might be working on the next big thing. Read our round-up of Austin’s rising startups from last quarter  here . * * * Built In Austin’s quarterly list of unique up-and-coming startups spans a wide range of industries, from edtech to non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Keep reading for the unique founding stories about these early-stage Austin startups. BUILT IN’S FUTURE 5 UP-AND-COMING AUSTIN STARTUPS, Q3 2022 Ceresa (Edtech) Ceresa is an edtech platform that allows companies to facilitate the career development of  early- and mid-career professionals as they advance into management positions. Ceresa co-founder and CEO Anna Robinson launched the company in 2018 with the goal of boosting the careers of women and people of color, whom she said are often lacking feedback and mentorship in their careers. The company’s personalized career development journey incorporates training and mentorship around personal and professional skills, ranging from self-awareness and relationship-building to higher-level leadership skills. Ceresa is currently generating more than $1 million in annual recurring revenue, with big-name clients like Nordstrom, Walmart and Blackstone. Cottage  co-founder and CEO Hunter Hodnett created a platform that allows junior software engineers to gain real-world experience by doing work for young startups on a budget. The platform allows startups to use no-code tools to create a prototype of the work they want done. Components that can’t be developed with no-code tools are broken down into smaller jobs that are manageable for junior engineers. The first engineer to finish a project wins a cash prize, turning the work into a competition of sorts. The winning engineer’s code is then inserted into the no-code tool using Cottage’s proprietary technology. Hodnett currently uploads the competitions by himself, which he said causes a bottleneck in the system. In December, he plans to create a platform that allows startups to upload their own prototypes to be turned into competitions for junior engineers. Project Venkman helps brands bring their customer rewards programs into the NFT world. Companies can create digital assets that can be used by consumers to get discounts, gain access to special member events or get early access to exclusive products. The NFT world rewards loyalty because the value of a digital asset rises or falls based on the promotional efforts of the community. Gavin Gillas, Project Venkman’s CEO, said he wants to offer that same sense of ownership and loyalty to his clients’ customers. Gillas co-founded the company after Chive Media Group approached him to launch Bill Murray’s NFT project, the  Bill Murray 1000 Collection , which pairs colorful portraits of the actor with stories and anecdotes from his life. The company has dropped 800 of the NFTs so far. Another 200 are being reserved for special offerings. Sigo Seguros  aims to eliminate bias and barriers for Hispanic drivers purchasing auto insurance. The mobile-first insurtech platform is the first insurance company that can digitally onboard Spanish-speaking customers, according to Sigo Seguros co-founder and CEO Nestor Solari. Unlike other insurance companies, it does not require a driver’s license or consider credit score, education level and employment type — factors that Solari said adversely impact working-class immigrants. Sigo Seguros launched last year in Texas, and it has already attracted thousands of customers and seven figures in premiums, Solari said. The company plans to expand to another market in the first half of next year.

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Ceresa Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Ceresa founded?

    Ceresa was founded in 2017.

  • Where is Ceresa's headquarters?

    Ceresa's headquarters is located at 1702 W. 6th Street, Austin.

  • What is Ceresa's latest funding round?

    Ceresa's latest funding round is Seed VC.

  • How much did Ceresa raise?

    Ceresa raised a total of $4M.

  • Who are the investors of Ceresa?

    Investors of Ceresa include LiveOak Venture Partners, Gaingels, TXV Partners, Notley Ventures, EduLab Capital Partners and 5 more.

  • Who are Ceresa's competitors?

    Competitors of Ceresa include BetterUp and 1 more.

  • What products does Ceresa offer?

    Ceresa's products include Ceresa Standard Platform and 2 more.

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