In today’s episode of Category Visionaries, we speak with Ryan Austin, CEO and Founder of Cognota, a learning ops platform that’s raised over $7 Million in funding, about why knowledge and capacity building will always be the key to making business better, and the impact insights can have on tangible outcomes. With a functional solution targeting almost every aspect of your daily business needs, and an ROI calculator to report impacts in real time, Cognota is a decision-maker’s new best friend.

We also speak about Ryan’s first company, founded in his dorm room at university, eventually transitioning from service-orientated to venture-backed tech startup, the power of learning and development to drive innovation, and where Cognota sees itself in the forefront of the industry in years to come.

Topics Discussed:

  • How Ryan ended up founding his first business on the floor of his university dorm room
  • Why the learning and development industry remains critically underserved by tools that empower its potential impact
  • Insights into the challenges of transitioning from a services-oriented business to a venture-backed technology company
  • Cognota’s vision for the next three to five years, expanding the platform, developing more workflows, global expansion, and certification
  • Becoming a leading player in the learning field, driving innovation and positive change

Favorite book: 

Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story

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