Cognota Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 2015

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 38


  • Latest Deal Type
  • Series A

  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $5.1M

  • Investors
  • 14

Cognota General Information


Developer of cloud-based learning platform designed to manage end-to-end learning and development operations in one place. The company's platform streamlines learning teamwork with organizations and gets data that empowers to better use of (L&D) Learning and Development spending and make decisions and helps to save time by avoiding disparate tools, improving collaboration with stakeholders, project planning, and instructional design processes, enabling clients to make training teams digital, agile, and efficient.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Synapse, Get Synapse
Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Automation/Workflow Software
Other Industries
Human Capital Services
Corporate Office
  • 199 Bay Street
  • Suite 4000
  • Toronto, Ontario M5L 1A9
  • Canada
+1 (800) 000-0000

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Cognota Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
10. Later Stage VC (Series A) 23-Jun-2023 $5.1M 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
9. Secondary Transaction - Private 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
8. Seed Round 09-Feb-2022 000 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
7. Grant 01-Jan-2022 00.000 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
6. Seed Round 04-Mar-2021 00.00 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
5. Seed Round 20-Aug-2020 00000 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Seed Round 18-Jun-2019 00.000 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Accelerator/Incubator 01-Jan-2018 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
2. Early Stage VC 01-Jan-2017 $750K $810K Completed Generating Revenue
1. Capitalization 01-Jan-2015 $60K $60K Completed Startup
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Cognota Comparisons

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Cognota Competitors (73)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Neocase Venture Capital-Backed La Garenne Colombes, France 000 000.00 0000000000 0 000.00
Zenefits Formerly PE-Backed San Francisco, CA 000 00000 0000
Automatic Payroll Systems Private Debt Financed Shreveport, LA 000 000000000 -
peopleHum Corporation Union City, CA 000
Namely Private Equity-Backed New York, NY 0000 00000 000000&0 00000
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Cognota Executive Team (12)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Ryan Austin Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
Brad Marcoux Co-CISO
Rebecca McDougall Vice President, Customer Success & Education
Aracely Cruz Vice President of People Operations and Culture
Jason Parikh Chief Financial Officer
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Cognota Board Members (16)

Name Representing Role Since
David Sikora Self Board Observer & Advisor 000 0000
Emmanuel Priniotakis BDC Capital Board Observer 000 0000
Hamilton Petropoulos JD Generation Ventures Board Member 000 0000
Jonathan Harber Self Chairman 000 0000
Lister Delgado IDEA Fund Partners Board Observer 000 0000
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Cognota Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Cognota Investors (14)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
IDEA Fund Partners Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Jay Steinfeld Angel (individual) Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Tyton Partners Investment Bank Minority 000 0000 000000 0
DMP Startups Accelerator/Incubator Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Grotech Ventures Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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Cognota Acquisitions (1)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Learning Operations 04-Dec-2023 0000000000 Consulting Services (B2B) 0000 0000
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Cognota FAQs

  • When was Cognota founded?

    Cognota was founded in 2015.

  • Who is the founder of Cognota?

    Ryan Austin, Sebastian Leks, Josh Crohn, and Ryan Hiscox are the founders of Cognota.

  • Who is the CEO of Cognota?

    Ryan Austin is the CEO of Cognota.

  • Where is Cognota headquartered?

    Cognota is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

  • What is the size of Cognota?

    Cognota has 38 total employees.

  • What industry is Cognota in?

    Cognota’s primary industry is Automation/Workflow Software.

  • Is Cognota a private or public company?

    Cognota is a Private company.

  • What is Cognota’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for Cognota is 00000.

  • How much funding has Cognota raised over time?

    Cognota has raised $15.7M.

  • Who are Cognota’s investors?

    IDEA Fund Partners, Jay Steinfeld, Tyton Partners, DMP Startups, and Grotech Ventures are 5 of 14 investors who have invested in Cognota.

  • Who are Cognota’s competitors?

    Neocase, Zenefits, Automatic Payroll Systems, peopleHum, and Namely are some of the 73 competitors of Cognota.

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