The Problem We Solve

Corporations struggle to develop training that adheres to best practices in instructional design and adult learning theory.   The process is too complicated and time-consuming.

That’s why we created Synapse, the world’s leading Learning Design System, so you can automate and streamline your training development process and keep pace with business.

Standardize best practices and get a proven framework that lets you collaborate on tasks like training requests, needs analysis, instructional design, storyboarding, prototyping, course development and more – all from one place.

Our goal is to help you take what you know about your business and put it to work in the most responsive, effective, and efficient way.

Our Values

  • Think Big Without Fear
    We aim high and think big. We can achieve anything we set our minds to. Roll up your sleeves, embrace uncertainty and enjoy the ride.
  • Break Down the Walls
    We collaborate and communicate openly, it’s who we are. Everyone can contribute and is encouraged to share their ideas.
  • Keep it Win Win
    We are fair and honest. Whether it’s customers, employees or any other stakeholders, each interaction is a partnership where everyone wins.
  • Be Better Than Yesterday
    We learn continuously by facing challenges that most people would run from.  It makes us stronger so we can push boundaries and do our best work.
  • Drive the WOW Factor
    We are obsessed with creating great experiences. Every decision we make offers us the opportunity to go that extra mile so the magic can happen.

Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

Synapse® has come a long way and are excited for what’s next! See what got us to where we are today and where we’re headed.

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June-Sept 2015

Ryan Austin, Josh Crohn, and Sebastian Leks co-found Synapse and accept residency at the EDGE EdTech accelerator program in New York City to develop their platform.

Oct-Dec 2015

Synapse acquires its first SaaS enterprise client.

Dec 2015

Synapse graduates from EDGE EdTech and attracts top investors. Read More

Feb 2016

Synapse attracts the top minds in corporate learning and forms its advisory board: Bror Saxberg, Nick Howe, Paul Sheppard, Doug Lynch, Nick Schacht, Stephen Gass, and Dave Sikora.

Oct 2016

Synapse launches an early BETA to an exclusive group of learning professionals.

Nov – Dec 2016

Synapse is honored as the winner of Learning 2016’s Barracuda Bowl, citing disruptive innovation that provides support to learning designers.

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April 2017

Synapse launches its first public release.

“I really like the layout and how the process is much more streamlined than my current situation. I like that my team has everything in one place.”

–Director, L&D

November 2018

Synapse relocates its headquarters to Toronto, Canada.

March 2019

Synapse closes 2.5M USD in seed financing to fuel growth of its Learning Design System.


We’ve learned. We’ve grown. We’re learning and growing. Join our team and help us automate the training development process.


Get started with Synapse today!

With a collaborative platform that makes every part of your training development process more scalable, and a support team excited to help you grow, getting the most out of your Learning Design System has never been easier.