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Neurodiverse learning and training platform Neve shares major six-figure investment opportunity

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Glasgow-based This is Milk seeks investment for Neve Learning, its cloud-based Ed-Tech platform that has inclusivity and accessibility at its core.

neve20521-coloured-logo-bluThis is Milk seeks £1m of investment for its ‘neurodiverse first’ online learning platform, Neve which will meet the needs of people with learning challenges such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Based in Glasgow and with a network of global clients, the agency, founded eight years ago by the award-winning entrepreneur Angela Prentner-Smith, has gained a gold-standard reputation for its human-centred approach to its training and consultancy services.

Neve Learning is a cloud-based Ed-Tech platform developed by This is Milk, designed to help training providers and organisations manage and deliver learning in a more inclusive way, that includes neurodiversity, and is aligned with a future-focused education framework.

Being neurodivergent means having a brain that works differently from the average or “neurotypical” person. There may be differences in social preferences, ways of learning or ways of communicating.

This is the motivating factor for an accessibility-first approach and the platform has been designed from the ground up to be inclusive and to consider the needs of all users.

/neve-graph-concepts-w_origInvestors will receive a share in This is Milk, which has doubled its annual turnover for each of the last three years. This unique opportunity to share in the company’s success and to back a project with a purpose will help maintain its reputation for changing the dynamics of the modern British workplace.

Founder and MD Angela Prentner-Smith said: “In today's e-learning market, learners and educators encounter drawbacks with many products.

“These range from limited face-to-face communication during training sessions and learning activities that can feel socially disconnected or lonely for some students. This can lead to less focus on skills practice and an over-reliance on theory.

“People with disabilities or those like myself who are neurodiverse can encounter an added stumbling block in having only limited access to courses and materials.

“With Neve, we will strive to resolve these challenges and others by providing ways to improve where, when, what, and how people learn.”

4f801c03-7dd9-4e3d-89ba-26a7fb89ddeaNeve has constructed a suite of features designed to make it easy for trainers to deliver content in ways that make teaching and learning more successful for everyone. It provides Learning Pathways which allow learners to interact with course content organised into digestible chunks. These act as a ‘roadmap’, guiding learners on how they progress.

Prentner-Smith said: “Neve will also help professional learners gain an education that goes beyond just knowledge sharing. With Neve they will acquire the means to demonstrate explicitly how to apply what they learn in specific contexts.

“Neve will become the ideal alternative to traditional training and learning. The effectiveness of these ‘tried and trusted’ methods has simply been outstripped by the pace of a changing global economy and the technology landscape. Our methods and ideas will help workplaces adapt to this fast-changing environment by making them more nimble and flexible

“It's not magic, and it’s possible to build an educational journey that works well for everyone. With Neve, we’re just getting started.

“Not only are we building the learning platform for the future, we're doing so by shaping it around the nuances of our shared humanity. Inclusion and diversity will be embedded at the heart of our core values and these will be enhanced by the wonder of cutting-edge technology and neuroscience.”

Interested in finding out more about the platform? Simply visit the Neve Learning site or email to find out more about the investment opportunity.


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Published on: 22nd March 2023

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