Go1.com are a homegrown startup success story and an example of the robust innovation ecosystem thriving in Queensland.
Launched in 2015, Go1.com is a marketplace with more than 500,000 courses and other learning items created by local and international experts.
Since joining the Advance Queensland ranks as recipients of the Ignite Ideas Fund and Business Development Fund, the success of this Logan-based company has continued to soar.
By 2018, Go1 had already raised $10 million in Series A funding and merely 10 months later went on to raise another $30 million in Series B funding.
This Series B funding led by Microsoft’s venture capital arm, M12, and SEEK saw Go1 become the first-ever company to secure investment by M12 in the Asia Pacific region.
Today, Go1 are recognised as an established leader in online learning and education. They are working alongside some of the largest companies in the world and covering a wide range of industries and international markets.
During COVID-19 when online learning became a staple across the globe, Go1 seized the opportunity to expand their platform offering, striking a deal with one of the world’s most recognised technology providers.
In the midst of the pandemic, this savvy company partnered with Microsoft to launch an app for organisations using Microsoft Teams that would provide organisations unprecedented access to online learning materials.
Go1 Co-founder Vu Tran said support form Advance Queensland was integral during the early stage of their startup journey.
“In 2016, we received almost $180,000 in funding from the Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas Fund to help commercialise a native mobile application of the Go1 training platform,” said Mr Tran.
“This allowed us to successfully launch a mobile Go1 platform for Android and iOS, providing an enhanced mobile experience for customers and their employees to access compliance and professional development training remotely.”
“We were also recipients of $1.5 million under the Queensland Investment Corporation’s Business Development Fund — this not only assisted us to increase sales but enabled early expansion into the United States and Asia.”