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Melvyn Lubega, Co-Founder, Go1. Picture: Mail & Guardian

GO1.com is a cloud-based e-learning platform solving this problem. The global e-learning market is estimated at R3.2-trillion and has been growing at 8% compounded annually over the last five years, according to Ambient Insight. Established only two years ago with the aim to be market leader, GO1. com already has more than 150 000 users and continues to grow rapidly every month. It has been established as a truly global business from the start with operations in four different countries and clients in more than 20. GO1.com offers organisations a custom-branded, hosted learning portal from which they can curate and deliver training faster and more easily. Organisations can create their own courses and use existing courses available in GO1.com’s growing marketplace. GO1.com is more than just a content provider or learning management solution in isolation; it addresses a number of challenges currently faced by users of similar platforms. These challenges include the lack of synergy with mobile devices and ability to leverage existing course material. Shortly after the launch the platform was acknowledged as the best new learning management system out of 500 systems reviewed by eLearning.org, and has been selected to participate in the prestigious Y-Combinator programme in San Francisco. Andrew Barnes (27) and Melvyn Lubega (26) met at Oxford University as Rhodes Scholars, where they were both pursuing a master’s in science in education (learning & technology). From Mail & Guardian