Google to invest $2m in MENA tutoring platform

SourceArabian Business
CountryMiddle east

British tutoring platform Scoodle, which has growing Middle Eastern presence, has raised $2 million from Google for Startups, IFG and DA One Investment in its seed round.

Launched in 2018, Scoodle is an online learning platform allowing students to connect with tutors globally. Made for tutors, by tutors, it is the first global platform to offer zero percent commission on bookings made.

The start-up, which wants to help tutors become influencers, also received $760,000 in pre-seed funding in January 2020 from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, alongside Tiny VC, IFG Ventures and a number of unnamed angels.

According to Scoodle’s CEO, Ismail Jeilani, the global coronavirus pandemic doubled the app’s metrics overnight

Rachael Palmer, Head of VC and Startup Partnerships in EMEA at Google said: ”Increasing access to quality education is one of the big opportunities that the tech sector provides, and we are really impressed with the speed of growth and the quality of execution that Scoodle has delivered to date.”

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