Lepaya was founded by Peter Kuperus and René Janssen in 2017. Peter and René worked together at BCG and have both held leadership positions at companies like Lazada, TravelBird and Rocket Internet. They witnessed first-hand that the market for corporate trainings has not seen any significant innovation in decades, and that especially young professionals and young leaders don’t have the tools they need to optimally develop themselves.
While the current offline training offerings are mostly expensive, time consuming and focused on getting to know yourself better, professionals actually need help developing practical skills in ways that are short and snappy. Skills like facilitating meetings, time management and effective communication.
‘Online’ may sound modern and young, but that doesn’t mean that current online trainings actually are. These solutions generally provide access to lecture recordings and long theoretical modules. Users have to browse through them on their own to find relevant content. That doesn’t fit the way new generations want to learn (or live).