Kidato, a Kenyan edtech startup for African K-12 students, has raised $1.4 million in a seed round.
Learn Start Capital, Launch Africa Ventures Fund, Graph Ventures, and Century Oak Capital were among the investors in the round, which also included other global angel investors, according to the company.
Kidato is an edtech startup founded by Sam Gichuru in 2020 that uses an online platform built around Zoom to offer education to students in the comfort of their own homes.
According to the firm, the startup has over 700 students registered on its platform, which is rising at a rate of 100% quarter after quarter.
According to the company, students from Canada, Kenya, Malawi, Switzerland, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates pay $5 per lesson.
We have built-in behavior reinforcement strategies such as lesson merits into our teaching methods based on our understanding of how these platforms operate and how kids learn from them, resulting in fascinating and enjoyable virtual classes, the company said in a statement.
Kidata, according to Gichuru, wants to ensure improved learning outcomes in smaller, more customized classes. It also offers the same foreign program, but with a teacher-to-student ratio of 1:5.
Kidato is an African startup that had been accepted into Y Combinator’s ((YC) 2021 winter cohort. It is the only edtech startup in this cohort, having raised $125,000 from YC.
When Covid-19 arrived in Africa in 2020, the online learning platform was created to allow teachers to continue teaching children.
After the idea gained traction, Gichuru expanded it to accommodate more students, and by January 2021, the total number of students had increased.
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