Top 5 Startups that are spearheading in the HR space by scaling up formal leadership development


Looking at the HR latest trends, we have seen how diversity drives innovation and inclusion & diversity in a leadership program empowers decision-makers. Employees/ staff experiences should be simple and collaborative, so everyone gain value out of each other and simultaneously grow together in the process. The foundation of leadership development programs should be able to further create career progression roadmap for all the working staff and employees based on their learning. 

Employee investment too continues with leadership development and almost twice as many companies in India as in U.S formally track leadership training citing its pivotal importance, afterall at the end of the day the leadership practices contribute to the overall success of the companies/ Startups.

Here are the top 5 platforms that are spearheading in the HR space by scaling up formal leadership development:-


NWORX is a B2B SaaS platform used by professional development service providers or directly by enterprises across India, Europe, and Africa to improve the performance of leaders and professionals. NWORX offers engaging and effective leadership and professional development that is completely embedded in the flow of everyday work of a professional. The company aims to be the category leader in leadership and professional development addressing business challenges across growth, transformation and future-readiness of the workforce.

 The services automated by the NWORX platform democratizes professional development, managing human ROI in business terms.


15Five is a human-centered performance management platform that creates effective managers, highly engaged employees, and top-performing organizations. From engagement surveys and one-on-one tools to performance reviews and OKRs, 15Five is the most complete solution that combines software, education, and community to develop successful managers and unlock peak employee performance. Built using the Positive Product Design™ method, it is the only platform that offers software aligned to the latest positive psychology research.


CoachHub is a digital coaching solution enabling personalized coaching and professional development for employees at all career levels.

A pool of certified top coaches from all around the world and an application for web and smartphone allows live coaching sessions via video. CoachHub turns managers into inspiring leaders, boosts team performance and helps employees grow personally and professionally. Their vision is a personal coach for every employee, accompanying them as a guide to measurably advance their careers.

Better Up

The BetterUp® experience brings together world-class coaching, AI technology, and behavioral science experts to deliver change at scale — improving individual resilience, adaptability, and effectiveness. It creates hyper-personalized experiences for the members, and their interactive content, analytics, and real-time data also tracks progress and provides unparalleled insights for organizations and individuals.


Jombay was founded to make high-touch leadership assessment and development scalable, giving many more organizations, managers and leaders across the world the opportunity to experience the benefits.

The consolidated platform combines technology with behavioral science to help organizations relook at their hiring, development and succession planning processes and to take them virtual, while also enhancing operational efficiency and optimizing costs.