Today, Grovo announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company a registered trademark on the term “microlearning.” With its widespread use across the training industry, it will be interesting to see how this trademark impacts the use of “bite-sized content” by training providers as well as L&D organizations. For Training Industry’s analysis of the announcement, read this article.

San Francisco – November 15, 2017 – Grovo, the world’s leading Microlearning solution, today announced that it has appointed Summer Salomonsen, winner of Brandon Hall’s 2017 Gold Emerging Star Award, as the company’s first Chief Learning Officer. Summer will spearhead Grovo’s growing Microlearning® content and professional services capabilities, leading the company’s team of proven learning experience designers and specialists to build the world’s only adaptive, customizable, and continuously growing Microlearning® library.

“With Summer as our first Chief Learning Officer, Grovo will continue to be the industry standard for microlearning by creating a growing, responsive, and integrated Microlearning library that drives measurable gains in employee engagement and performance. Her learner-first approach, years of hands-on industry experience, and unmatched understanding of learning science will allow Grovo to make its Microlearning method a core part of every organization’s learning strategy. We’re thrilled to have her join the team,” said Grovo CEO Steven Carpenter.

In her most recent role as Principal Consultant at Intrepid Learning, Inc., Summer crafted dozens of award-winning, high-impact, modern learning experiences rooted in cognitive science for leading multi-national organizations, while pursuing her Ed.D in Organizational Change & Leadership from the University of Southern California.

Under Summer’s leadership, Grovo plans to expand its Microlearning library by an additional thousand lessons over the next year, focusing on delivering actionable, persona-based MicrolearningⓇ experiences that support professionals at every level of their careers. Taking a bottoms-up, learner-first approach, these lessons will also leverage Grovo’s new, best-in-class learning platform and continuously adapt to learner behavior.

Microlearning, a registered trademark of Grovo

Recognizing Grovo’s longstanding role as the leader and pioneer in creating effective learning experiences utilizing a customizable content library that matches the way we learn today, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has awarded Grovo a registered trademark on the term “Microlearning.” Since the company’s inception in 2010, Grovo has used the term Microlearning to identify its proprietary learner-first, science-backed methodology to make people better at their jobs.

Today, Grovo offers thousands of effective, media-rich Microlearning lessons, available off-the-shelf on its learning experience platform. Companies including PepsiCo, Chevron, InterContinental Hotels Group, and DDB Worldwide use Grovo’s technology, content library, and professional services as a core part of their overall learning strategy. With the vision and expertise of its new CLO Summer Salomonsen, Grovo will continue to extend its lead and expand what its Microlearning solutions can achieve for the modern professional.

About Grovo

Grovo is the world’s leading Microlearning solution, combining an adaptive and customizable Microlearning library with a modern, flexible learning platform. With Grovo, it’s simple to discover, design, and deliver world-class Microlearning experiences—anywhere, anytime, on any device. Grovo’s proprietary, award-winning Microlearningmethod is media-rich, science-backed, and created by experts to match the way we learn today. Grovo helps develop happy, skilled employees at hundreds of forward-thinking companies like PepsiCo, Gap Inc., Magellan Health, and the National Basketball Association. Established in 2010 with offices in NYC and SF, Grovo is backed by some of the world’s best investors, including Accel Partners and Costanoa Ventures. Learn more at