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Egyptian Career Advising Platform Career180 Raises $100,000 Seed Investment from EdVentures

The startup will use the fund to further develop their online platform which offers a variety of integrated services in career advising for young workforce-ready graduates.

Career180, a centralized and comprehensive career advising platform in Egypt aiming to qualify youth to the job market, has recently raised a seed round of investment funding of $100,000 from EdVentures. The startup will use the fund to further develop their online platform which offers a variety of integrated services in career advising for youth. The startup also aims to qualify more of the younger workforce to the labor market by expanding their different career advising workshops across governorates throughout Egypt.

“We have been working with EdVentures over the past period, and we are quite excited about the investment round that will support the expansions we are about to execute, as we will be able to help more students and graduates with their career future,” say Shrouk Alaa and Mohamed Akmal, founders of Career180.

Established in 2016, Career180 is a comprehensive online career knowledge centre. They are the one-stop-shop for university students and fresh graduates to kick-off their respective careers. The startup provides a variety of engaging online and offline activities that cater to individuals seeking employment in a diverse array of industries. The startup also allows for live mentoring and career advisors and coaches within their web-based platform, which acts as a hub for students and fresh graduates. Besides that, the startup also hosts and participates in multiple career-related events such as Egypt Career Summit, and different corporate and summer internship programmes.

EdVentures supports and invests in startups specialising in education, culture and innovative learning solutions in Seed and Pre-Series A phases with a focus on Egyptian, African, and the Arab startups.Launched in 2017 by Nahdet Misr Publishing House, the corporate venture capital firm provides technical and financial support to startups in order to ensure success and longevity in the market by providing investment according to the needs and maturity level of each company.

“We constantly aim at empowering youth, and that’s why we are keen to keep collaborating with Career 180 and investing in the startup to help them expand their valuable services. This will enable youth to develop their skills and capabilities to meet the market needs” says Dalia Ibrahim, the founder of EdVentures and the CEO of Nahdet Misr Publishing House.

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