Over 200 edtech startups are spread across Africa using diverse models to bridge the quality education gap. This listicle captures a few of the edtech startups that will have covered previously.
In this edition of Zero to Scale, the founder and CEO of Skooqs and TCKZone Oluwadamilola Soyombo talks about how edtech startups can get more spotlight and Skooqs milestones and impact in less than a year with only grant funding.
Through this partnership, Bridgia is now one of the 21 Google for Education Integrated Solutions Initiative partners in the region of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
uLesson, the African learning technology platform, has closed a $7.5mn Series A round led by Owl Ventures, with inclusion from existing investors, TLcom Capital and Founder Collective and participation from new investor LocalGlobe.
CcHUB has acquired eLimu, a leading Kenyan edtech company and digital educational content provider. And hired CEO of Gamesole Abiola Olaniran as eLimu's new CTO.
Starting an online course is not difficult. There are many options, both free and paid, to choose from. The painstaking task is completing the course.
What's needed for edtech to be successful in Africa?
uLesson—the latest venture of Sim Shagaya—has secured $3.1 million (₦1.1 billion) funding in a seed round led by TLcom Capital, one of the leading venture capital firms focused on the African market.
CcHUB partners TASUED to launch an EdTech Centre of Excellence, a home for startups adopting innovative ideas to solving problems in education.
Global edtech spend is projected to reach $252 billion by 2020. Nigeria (and Africa) can have a slice of that cake, with the increase in mobile and internet penetration, as well as the creation of local content.