Saudi Arabian online tutoring platform AIGooru has raised $1.8 million in a seed round from RAZ Group, RZM Investment, 100 Ventures, RAY Investment, and angels from Oqal Angel Network.
The fresh capital will allow AlGooru to widen its scope and expand its growth in the EdTech sector inside Saudi Arabia, according to a news release.
Founded by Khalid Abou Kassem, AlGooru connects students with on-demand private tutors, allowing them to book online or in-person sessions through its platform. The startup’s mission is to easily match-make students and tutors, creating a community of dedicated professionals and enthusiastic learners to benefit from shared experiences.
The platform provides ease, diversity of offerings, and seamlessness. It offers students a facilitating method of connecting with specialized tutors in three simple clicks.
Khalid Abou Kassem, AlGooru’s founder, commented on the latest development saying,
"While EdTech is lucrative, it's still an unattractive industry for many in our ecosystem. Deal numbers can justify this. But we’re changing that. All while building a solution that will modernise and upgrade how complementary education is delivered in our region, one step at a time."
AlGooru continues to spearhead the field of EdTech to provide the absolute best for its users in Saudi Arabia and the GCC. It aims to further connect with a wider network of partners that will allow the exchange of best practice knowledge to improve. The platform has more than 450 vetted private tutors, covering more than 210 academic and non-academic teaching subjects.
Omer Awad, one of the founding members and the Head of Product at AIGooru, said,
"Technology is the future, and adapting to the constant high-tech novelty will transform education. Our team is rapidly expanding and through the wealth of data that we’ve accumulated, we know what the market needs and how we can capitalize on it."
AlGooru has recently acquired ChillLearn, a Jeddah-based tutoring platform, to expand its operations across the Arab region. The startup last raised $600,000 pre-seed funding from Nawa Co, Oqal Angel Network, and Techstars in November last year.