Strivr named to Fast Company’s list of World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019

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STRIVR has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2019. The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s volatile world. This year, Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out groundbreaking businesses across 35 industries and every region.

“At STRIVR, we are advancing the learning and development industry by helping companies enhance workforce performance through immersive experience,” says Derek Belch, STRIVR CEO. “We are honored to be recognized by Fast Company as part this elite list of Most Innovative Companies for 2019, and look forward to bringing continued innovation to the market as we transform the employee experience.”

Drawing on more than 20 years of research in immersive technology and behavioral science, STRIVR is transforming the learning and development space through VR-based immersive learning. Impacting every phase of the employee lifecycle from recruiting to interviewing, onboarding and upskilling, leading Fortune 500 companies are widely adopting immersive learning for mission critical use cases including safety, operational efficiency and customer service.

Since STRIVR was founded in 2015, it has quickly expanded its influence from the sports world to the enterprise, with global companies like Walmart, Verizon and Fidelity partnering with STRIVR to innovate and elevate employee development through immersive learning. With STRIVR, organizations have seen training times reduced by 40%, customer satisfaction scores increase by 10%, and the number of employees feeling better prepared surge by 100%.

More than just content inside a headset, immersive learning provides realistic, high-impact experiences. Its effectiveness is driven by L&D experts, instructional designers, data scientists, solutions architects and immersive content specialists. With continued innovation, STRIVR offers the only end-to-end solution bringing together the software, hardware, content and services needed to deliver consistent, realistic and immersive training at scale.

Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies list provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy. The full ranking is available at, and will be included in Fast Company’s March-April issue, on newsstands February 27th.