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Cummulative Funding

$1B+

Total # of Companies

168

Total Deal Count

298

Total M&A Count

4

Total # of Investors

78

List of EdTech startups in africa

StartupOverviewLast roundTotal raisedFounded
1.

Go1

South Africa

Go1 is a South African eLearning startup which offers digital learning for entire workforce.

Series D

$280,000,000.00

2015

2.

caif

Senegal

caif is a provider of training services intended to break down the barriers of hiring by offering appropriate training courses.

Venture

$88,000,000.00

2003

3.

GEMS Africa

South Africa

GEMS is the world’s leading schools company.

Private Equity

$45,000,000.00

1968

4.

uLesson

Nigeria

At uLesson, we are building an app to help African students be the very best they can be.

Series B

$25,600,000.00

2019

5.

SPARK Schools

South Africa

SPARK Schools is a South African network of affordable private schools implementing blended learning model for primary school students.

Series C

$20,700,000.00

2012

6.

Bridge International Academies

Kenya

Bridge International Academies is a chain of nursery and primary schools.

Series E

$16,000,000.00

2007

7.

Almentor.net

Egypt

Almentor.net is an online video marketplace for e-learning and professional business development for the Middle East and Africa.

Funding Round

$14,520,000.00

2016

8.

Enko Education

South Africa

Largest network of International schools in Africa, focused on improving access to quality international education.

Series B

$12,700,000.00

2013

9.

GoMyCode

Tunisia

GoMyCode is a an EdTech platform that trains talented youths on various digital skills and connect them with opportunities around the world

Series A

$9,450,000.00

2017

10.

Kukua

Kenya

Kukua is a Kenyan EdTech startup that provides an educational platform offering game-based learning to create highly motivating learning environments.

Series A

$8,603,785.00

2015

11.

Valenture Institute

South Africa

Valenture Institute is a private online high school that equips students with the skills and courage to drive social change for a sustainable future.

Venture

$7,000,000.00

2019

12.

Maarifa Education Holdings

Kenya

Maarifa Education provides high quality, accessible and market-relevant higher education through the investment in private universities.

Venture

$7,000,000.00

2014

13.

Every1Mobile

South Africa

Every1Mobile is a digital and mobile services provider committed to delivering social change in developing countries.

Venture

$4,414,467.00

2010

14.

GetSmarter

South Africa

GetSmarter, is a digital education company that delivers premium online short courses.

Venture

$4,093,514.00

2008

15.

HyperionDev

South Africa

HyperionDev is a South African edtech startup that is dedicated to closing the global tech skills gap.

Series A

$3,730,000.00

2012

16.

Edukoya

Nigeria

Edukoya is an EdTech that connects African learners with the digital curriculum content and on-demand teachers.

Pre-seed

$3,500,000.00

2021

17.

The Student Hub

South Africa

The Student Hub is Africa’s 1st end to end Platform for skills Development and Job creation

Seed

$3,200,000.00

2015

18.

Gebeya

Ethiopia

Gebeya is an Ed Tech and online software outsourcing Marketplace company geared towards the development of Africa’s technological scene.

Venture

$3,150,000.00

2016

19.

Explore Data Science Academy

South Africa

The Explore Data Science Academy is a place where analytical and business skills can be practiced and refined: to produce world-class data scientists.

Venture

$2,896,695.00

2017

20.

Orcas

Egypt

Orcas is a platform for parents to find trusted and experienced tutors and babysitters in their area.

Seed

$2,600,000.00

2013

Go1

Founded

2015

Overview

Go1 is a South African eLearning startup which offers digital learning for entire workforce.

Last round

Series D

Total raised

$280,000,000.00

Employee

201-500

caif

Founded

2003

Overview

caif is a provider of training services intended to break down the barriers of hiring by offering appropriate training courses.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$88,000,000.00

Employee

1-10

GEMS Africa

Founded

1968

Overview

GEMS is the world’s leading schools company.

Last round

Private Equity

Total raised

$45,000,000.00

Employee

uLesson

Founded

2019

Overview

At uLesson, we are building an app to help African students be the very best they can be.

Last round

Series B

Total raised

$25,600,000.00

Employee

51-200

SPARK Schools

Founded

2012

Overview

SPARK Schools is a South African network of affordable private schools implementing blended learning model for primary school students.

Last round

Series C

Total raised

$20,700,000.00

Employee

1001-5000

Bridge International Academies

Founded

2007

Overview

Bridge International Academies is a chain of nursery and primary schools.

Last round

Series E

Total raised

$16,000,000.00

Employee

5001-10000

Almentor.net

Founded

2016

Overview

Almentor.net is an online video marketplace for e-learning and professional business development for the Middle East and Africa.

Last round

Funding Round

Total raised

$14,520,000.00

Employee

51-200

Enko Education

Founded

2013

Overview

Largest network of International schools in Africa, focused on improving access to quality international education.

Last round

Series B

Total raised

$12,700,000.00

Employee

11-50

GoMyCode

Founded

2017

Overview

GoMyCode is a an EdTech platform that trains talented youths on various digital skills and connect them with opportunities around the world

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$9,450,000.00

Employee

51-100

Kukua

Founded

2015

Overview

Kukua is a Kenyan EdTech startup that provides an educational platform offering game-based learning to create highly motivating learning environments.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$8,603,785.00

Employee

11-50

Valenture Institute

Founded

2019

Overview

Valenture Institute is a private online high school that equips students with the skills and courage to drive social change for a sustainable future.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$7,000,000.00

Employee

51-200

Maarifa Education Holdings

Founded

2014

Overview

Maarifa Education provides high quality, accessible and market-relevant higher education through the investment in private universities.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$7,000,000.00

Employee

2-10

Every1Mobile

Founded

2010

Overview

Every1Mobile is a digital and mobile services provider committed to delivering social change in developing countries.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$4,414,467.00

Employee

11-50

GetSmarter

Founded

2008

Overview

GetSmarter, is a digital education company that delivers premium online short courses.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$4,093,514.00

Employee

201-500

HyperionDev

Founded

2012

Overview

HyperionDev is a South African edtech startup that is dedicated to closing the global tech skills gap.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$3,730,000.00

Employee

51-200

Edukoya

Founded

2021

Overview

Edukoya is an EdTech that connects African learners with the digital curriculum content and on-demand teachers.

Last round

Pre-seed

Total raised

$3,500,000.00

Employee

11-50

The Student Hub

Founded

2015

Overview

The Student Hub is Africa’s 1st end to end Platform for skills Development and Job creation

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$3,200,000.00

Employee

11-50

Gebeya

Founded

2016

Overview

Gebeya is an Ed Tech and online software outsourcing Marketplace company geared towards the development of Africa’s technological scene.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$3,150,000.00

Employee

51-100

Explore Data Science Academy

Founded

2017

Overview

The Explore Data Science Academy is a place where analytical and business skills can be practiced and refined: to produce world-class data scientists.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$2,896,695.00

Employee

11-50

Orcas

Founded

2013

Overview

Orcas is a platform for parents to find trusted and experienced tutors and babysitters in their area.

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$2,600,000.00

Employee

11-50

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