The Mintable raises total US$6M led by Blackbird to develop great managers globally

Today, the team at The Mintable is thrilled to announce big news:
  • We’ve raised a total of US$6M in funding led by Blackbird
  • We’ve hired an AMAZING Head of Product, Marie-Claire Dean, who joins us from Google and Atlassian
  • We’ve launched a brand new platform and we’re expanding our membership offerings available to both individual managers looking to accelerate their careers and talent-minded organizations investing in their teams.

New funding to hire great talent and accelerate the development of training, tools, and community managers need to succeed

We’re incredibly excited to share that we’ve raised US$5M in seed funding, led by Blackbird, with participation from Treble Capital, Startmate, Black Nova, Flying Fox Ventures, Saniel Ventures, The Sypkes Group, and GFC, to develop and support new people managers globally. Prior to this round, we also raised US$980K in pre-seed funding, backed by Treble Capital, Black Nova, Startmate, and a set of incredible angel investors. 

This funding is going to enable us to hire the best talent and develop a comprehensive manager operating system with AI coaching. We’re incredibly proud that some of the world’s fastest growing companies, including Gusto, Notion, Sonder, Eucalyptus, Dovetail, and Heaps Normal, are already using The Mintable to invest in their managers, and we’ll be partnering closely with these and other organizations to develop the next iterations of our platform. 

“We’ve been in the trenches as first-time managers and spent a decade developing managers at fast-growing unicorn startups, and it always drove us crazy that we couldn’t find relevant content that actually addressed the day-to-day challenges of managers in a practical way. No one is solving directly for people managers and combining learning with doing. The Mintable has been developed through a mixture of science, research, and most importantly, real-life experience and gives managers battle-tested content that they can use from day one.”

Lauren Humphrey, CEO & Co-Founder @ The Mintable

“The Mintable is tackling one of the most painful organizational problems that exists – management is an incredibly challenging job, and the reality is that great managers are not born, they are made. There hasn’t yet been the right solution to help them grow. The Mintable is ideally positioned to solve this very real need and is already delivering meaningful impact to managers around the world. Lauren and Melissa are at the forefront of innovation in this space, thanks to their practical approach, deep experience, and sheer passion for helping managers grow.

Michael Tolo, Principal @ Blackbird

Introducing a brand new platform and membership offerings

We’re also excited to share that we’ve launched a gorgeous new learning and growth platform, designed to help managers reach their full potential. We’ve also released brand new membership offerings which are available to both individual managers looking to accelerate their careers and talent-minded organizations investing in their teams. 

Before launching we interviewed more than 230 managers to understand what’s really broken. The findings were consistent – in addition to practical help, managers are desperate for connection with other managers to talk through their experiences, problem-solve, and exchange ideas. That’s why we’re delivering this experience as a platform both for companies looking to support their people, and for managers who want to invest in themselves. We’re creating a community where managers belong to support them over the long-haul.

Melissa Miller, COO & Co-Founder @ The Mintable

The Mintable has been an incredible resource for our growing manager community. The program helps to develop the soft-skills that are essential to being an effective & inspiring manager.

Maryanne Caughey, Head of People Ops @ Notion

Welcoming global product leader, MC Dean, as Head of People

Finally – we’re thrilled to welcome MC Dean to our team of world-class talent. MC has more than a decade of experience in UX, product strategy, design leadership, organizational design and culture, and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Human-computer interaction. She joins The Mintable from Google, where she spent four years leading UX for urban mobility in Google Maps globally. Prior, she spent six years at Atlassian. 

As Head of Product at The Mintable, MC will be responsible for building out AI-powered offerings to empower managers globally, leveraging her strong design background to ensure the product will be design-first from the start. She will also be tasked with scaling an exceptional product organization.

It’s been a massive start to the year and we’re just getting started. A big thank you to our entire community for the support so far.

If you’re a manager looking to invest in your career, you can check out our membership offerings and sign up directly here

If you’re a company exploring options to boost your team, you can book time to chat with us here.

Author

  • Lauren Humphrey is co-founder and CEO of The Mintable. Prior to starting the company, she was on the executive team at Brightwheel and commercialized the health insurance business at Gusto. She has built and grown high performing teams across Sales, Onboarding, Support, Operations, and Customer Success. She served as President of The Seneca, Inc. and studied organizational psychology at Harvard. Lauren lives in Sydney, Australia with her partner, Tom, and 2 sons. She loves ocean swimming, reading, and adventures with her family.