* The iOS/Android app provides managers access to personal coaches and delivers comprehensive development insights on their smartphones.
Peak Performer is a tech-enabled leadership development platform that helps companies upskill managers at all levels. The platform integrates customized 1:1 coaching, continuous learning, assessment and behavioral growth. The startup recently raised a pre-seed round led by Antler India.
Peak Performer announced the launch of its new app that enables a more intelligent and automated coaching journey, with continuous learning embedded at its core. The app introduces Micro-tasks which breaks down leadership development goals into manageable micro tasks over topics such as strategic thinking, effective communication, managing difficult conversations amongst others. In addition, managers can also access “on-demand” coaching with behaviour psychologists, and receive actionable frameworks for specific behavioral areas or organizational challenges. Currently the platform offers a curated marketplace of 150+ specialized coaches across various verticals.
By breaking down personal insights into detailed, manageable micro-tasks that are available and completed outside coaching hours, and inbuilt tools like Progress Measurement, Scheduling and Messaging, Peak Performer aims to turbo-charge 1:1 coaching for deeper impact and a continuous learning experience. The app also allows managers to measure performance as they execute on their goals, while helping align these to organization-level goals and outcomes.
To ensure the conversations between the coach and the learner remain confidential, the organizations receive anonymised and quantitative data to measure the efficacy of coaching while a comprehensive report is shared with the learners on the app.
Research shows that growth and development programs for executives are most effective when they are hyper-personalized to individual needs. Peak Performer seeks to close the skill gap in organizations by helping managers discover their strengths, as well as identify and grow out of their shortcomings.
Aishwarya Goel, Founder and CEO, PeakPerformer says, “We strongly believe coaching to be the core and starting point for all people development goals for an organization. We focus on an outcome-driven coaching approach, with learning pathways designed to deliver tangible outcomes. We’ve seen learners on the platform achieve 80% of their set goals. Within the first six months of the coaching journey, professionals are able to achieve a 12%-15% increase across skill sets like strategic thinking, shared vision, leadership and effective communication.”
Trusted by people leaders at Societe Generale, CRED, UrbanLadder, Wingify, Omnivation and other high-growth companies, the app is helping hundreds of people managers accelerate and future-proof their careers. Peak Performer is moving the needle from a need-based learning mindset to an interactive, holistic learning experience that boosts individual and team performance while radically reducing workforce burnout. In the near future, the startup plans to broaden its product portfolio, introduce more professional development modules and scale the use of AI in intelligent coach matching.
About Peak Performer:
Peak Performer is a tech-enabled leadership development platform that helps companies upskill leaders at all levels. A full-stack solution, Peakperformer uses 360 degree data to design a unique coaching journey for each manager, tying outcomes to both organizational and individual goals. Peak Performer’s pre-seed round was led by Antler India. Co-investors in the round include Gaurav Munjal (Co-Founder & CEO, Unacademy Group) and Saket Agarwal (Angel Investor & Founder, Onnivation).
Antler is a global early-stage venture capital firm that invests in the defining technology companies of tomorrow. The firm has offices globally across most major entrepreneurial hubs, including in London, Berlin, Stockholm, New York, Singapore and Sydney.
Founded in Singapore in 2017, Antler is on a mission to fundamentally improve the world by enabling and investing in the world's most exceptional people, by supporting the teams with deep business model validation and providing a global platform for scaling. To date, Antler has invested in over 350 companies globally across 30 different industries. Of these companies, 40% have at least one female co-founder, and the founders represent 70 nationalities.
Nitin Sharma and Rajiv Srivatsa are Partners at Antler India, and Co-founders for the Antler India Fund.