Lisa Skeete Tatum’s Career Path Platform Landit Raises $13M In Series A Round Led By WeWork

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Written by Dana Sanchez
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Lisa Skeete Tatum, Founder and CEO of Landit | Image provided by: Lisa Skeete Tatum

Companies are struggling to attract, support and retain diverse talent in the ever-changing workforce.

The number of Black bankers has declined for the eighth consecutive year at Citi, and for the sixth straight year at JPMorgan, Kori Hale reported for Forbes.

Anyone who can innovate to solve for this wins.

Enter Landit, which recently closed $13 million in a Series A funding round led by WeWork and backed by investors including NEA, Valo Ventures, Workday Ventures, Gingerbread Capital and current venture and seed funders.


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Landit is a career pathing platform that helps women and diverse groups to succeed in the workplace. Members get a tailored playbook that provides tools, resources, know-how, and human connections to advance and navigate their career. Features include building a personal brand, executive coaching, creating a personal board of advisors, curated skill development and mapping to career opportunities.

“The future of work is focusing on unlocking the potential of each individual by investing in their personal success,” said Lisa Skeete Tatum, Landit’s founder and CEO, in a prepared statement. “We partner with companies around the globe to offer a turnkey solution at scale that enables organizations to better democratize access and success with a clear and measurable ROI. When you have what you need when you need it, in a way that is relevant and actionable, that’s how you land it. Our members are more engaged, and as a result, companies see the increase in retention and mobility.”

Skeete Tatum started Landit after leaving a successful career in venture capital and struggling to find a new direction, FastCompany reported. With the new funding, she plans to scale Landit, which has a presence in at least 20 countries.

Skeete Tatum, who is one of the few women of color to raise over $1 million in outside capital, says more VCs should fund companies from diverse founders. “It’s an ROI win,” she says. “Very often we are bringing game-changing ideas; we just need to be in a position to access those funds.”

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WeWork’s global head of strategic Consulting, Veresh Sita is joining Landit’s board of directors. “Through its innovative platform that empowers diverse communities to succeed in their careers and the workplace, Landit plays a key role in helping enterprises meet this challenge head-on,” Sita said.


About Dana Sanchez

Dana Sanchez was born in South Africa and is a U.S. citizen. After working in advertising, she went back to school and earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of South Florida. As a business writer, she won regional and national writing awards. As editor of a daily newspaper, she coordinated staff writers, freelancers and photographers in the fast-paced environment of daily news. Dana was an editor at Moguldom Media Group for four years, helping to build and manage a team of staff and freelance writers. She works now on Moguldom.com for Nubai Ventures. A long-distance hiker and cyclist, she writes about the business of technology.