Kidato, a Kenyan ed-tech startup, has been admitted into the Y Combinator accelerator in Silicon Valley.
In addition, the startup will receive US$125,000 in funding and other additional support.
Kidato is an online school for K-12 students established in 2020 by Sam Gichuru with the aim of providing a high-quality.
As well as affordable education to Africa’s rising middle class.
“After the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, it became clear that high-quality education does not have to be costly.
Also, the most important commodity in providing high-quality education is the quality and passion of teachers, not houses, buses, theaters, or well-kept soccer fields.”
According to Sam Gichuru, the company’s founder and CEO.
Kidato has had good early momentum, with 30 students enrolled in the full school in its first two semesters, and it expects to triple the number in the upcoming school year.
Furthermore, the startup employs more than 30 tutors, half of whom are full-time.
Additionally, it has over 400 registered students, with over 200 of them using skill-based courses to complement their learning.
With the seed funding, Kidato will be able to pursue a variety of investment opportunities in Silicon Valley.
Most importantly, the startup will participate in a demo in March 2021.