Recently, the Egyptian ed-tech startup called Orcas has successfully raised $2.1 million in a pre-series A funding round and will be expanding its services in Pakistan. The raised funding round was co-directed by CIRA’s NFX Ventures and Access Bridge Ventures. Orcas mainly supply K-12 students with live one-on-one tutoring sessions, both online and in-person, however, the education setting is rather self-paced which forms a unique experience for students.
Ed-Tech Egyptian Startup Plans to Expand its Services to Pakistan
Furthermore, this is delivered through gamified and free question pools that are mapped to several learning methods and students’ ages. All users have free access to high-quality educational exercises developed by the ed-tech Egyptian startup, Orcas Education Department. Alongside presenting study advice, teachers also satisfy learning style assessments about each learner to decide the best practices for each student.
These are then employed to design personalized learning plans tailored to the student’s requirements for the complete academic year. Since establishing the feature in early November 2021, ed-tech Egyptian startup, Orcas’ question banks have been embraced by many schools and school teachers as a form of auto-graded and credible homework reference.
“Access Bridge Ventures continues to build on its deep global expertise in the education sector and Orcas is our second investment since our launch in 2021 in Edtech. The team from the ed-tech Egyptian startup, Orcas is a perfect example of a strong team with strong technology that is looking to address a key emerging market problem.”, said Issa Aghabi, Managing Director at Access Bridge Ventures.
Orcas Has Also Partnered with CIRA to Offer More Learning Programs
Earlier this year, ed-tech Egyptian startup, Orcas also revealed a collaboration with CIRA’s school network to present after-school hybrid learning programs for students who require extra help. This service is presently available in numerous cities and governorates in Egypt including Cairo, Assiut, and Suez.
“Going into this partnership, it was essential to find a partner that shared our same ethos, offering affordable quality education in underserved regions. With our visions aligned, this JV brings the best of both worlds. I am personally excited to see the outcome of joining forces between EdTech pioneers and innovators alongside established industry players; moreover, the benefit and impact that this partnership shall have on the students and their families.” – Ahmed El Kalla, CIRA Board Member and Managing Director of NFX Capital.