Caila (formerly known as 'ALEX, Anyone's Learning Experience) is talent management software program that brings the world’s courses to companies. We aggregate thousands of online and in-person courses across providers and utilize a career concierge that uses artificial intelligence to upskill working learners. We bring the world’s courses to learners and provide personalized learning pathways for advancement. Using machine learning, we deliver curated sets of learning experiences from local in-person courses to online courses aligned with each person's job and career goals.

Over 60% of the U.S. workforce and 93% of the world does not have a college degree while 78% of jobs will require training beyond high school by 2018. As the cost of college rises, ‘bundled’ higher education has become increasingly inaccessible. Simultaneously, there are a multitude of online and in-person courses that go underutilized while people struggle to gain access to learning and networks necessary to me...
Caila (formerly known as 'ALEX, Anyone's Learning Experience) is talent management software program that brings the world’s courses to companies. We aggregate thousands of online and in-person courses across providers and utilize a career concierge that uses artificial intelligence to upskill working learners. We bring the world’s courses to learners and provide personalized learning pathways for advancement. Using machine learning, we deliver curated sets of learning experiences from local in-person courses to online courses aligned with each person's job and career goals.

Over 60% of the U.S. workforce and 93% of the world does not have a college degree while 78% of jobs will require training beyond high school by 2018. As the cost of college rises, ‘bundled’ higher education has become increasingly inaccessible. Simultaneously, there are a multitude of online and in-person courses that go underutilized while people struggle to gain access to learning and networks necessary to meet current and future workforce demands. There is an opportunity to utilize the empty seats in educational institutions as well as low-cost or free online courses to upskill the current workforce to train and retrain to keep up with the evolving economy.
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Investors

Black and Latino Tech Initiative
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Black and Latino Tech Initiative Connecting Founders of Color to Capital
Camelback Fellowship 2017
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Camelback Fellowship 2017 Diversifying Social Innovation

Advisors

Employees

Eric  Tuttle
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Carlos Pichardo
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Carlos Pichardo

Recommendations

Alex Quarles Advisor at Women's Global Empowerment Initiative

We've known Sergio and the Caila team for about 6 months and although we don't advise them in a formal capacity, they are always eager to listen to and implement feedback. The team is thoughtful and ready willing and able to dig into a problem, attack a new customer segment, or build out an entirely new product if needed. They are absolutely on the right track with their latest pivot and would grow leaps and bounds under the guidance and support of any accelerator and its network.

William Sanchez Co-Founder at CoolChip Technologies

+1 for this team! Sergio is going to disrupt education. He’s been fiercely committed to doing so for many years. The founder passion and his mission scale are off the charts.

ALEX is Sergio's latest venture. Behind closed doors we’ve discussed far out, game-changing ideas. I bet he’d be willing to share some when you meet him.

Sergio can offer a lot to Techstars founders. Frankly, for society’s benefit, I think Sergio can gain tons as an entrepreneur by spending a few months enduring Semyon's brutally honest 1-on-1’s! Ditto re mentor madness.

All-star co-founder, Anabell, spent 5+ years at P&G before catching the startup bug. Dip @ Ecovent poached her a year ago. If you know Dip, then you know how picky & selective he is with talent! Unfortunately, Ecovent went through harsh layoffs recently :/ It wasn’t long before Sergio recruited Anabell.

Btw, they're brilliant! :-D

Highly recommend the team! They’d benefit immensely. They’d be an awesome asset for Techstars!

Zak Schwarzman Senior Associate at Gotham Ventures

I was Sergio’s supervisor during his MBA internship with Gotham Ventures during the summer of 2015 and it quickly became apparent that he possesses many of the characteristics that Gotham prize in our investment and entrepreneurial talent.

My decision to hire Sergio out of a pool of top MBAs was influenced in large measure by the conviction he showed in taking a year off from HBS to pursue his prior EdTech startup.

Sergio’s project that has had the most lasting impact is the thesis on the importance of design and design-thinking in startups. He mapped the design ecosystem here in New York, identifying hidden pools of entrepreneurial talent that we now monitor.

Sergio’s design thinking approach to entrepreneurship have been evident in ALEX. Sergio is placing himself in his customer’s shoes and solving backwards. Sergio's mix of purpose and conviction are both characteristic of how he approaches challenges and hallmarks of the entrepreneurs we seek to invest in at Gotham.