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Many a frantic sleepless night cramming for secondary school exams will now be a lot calmer, more productive, and hopefully less traumatising, thanks to the foreseen growth and expansion of Abwaab. The Jordanian edtech startup just raised what is being touted as the largest ever pre-seed by a startup in the region.
The online learning platform producing original content by expert tutors in math, physics, chemistry, and biology has raised a record $2.4 million.
So far only catering to the national Jordanian secondary school programme (Tawjihi), the website was launched in February of this year, by former Uber executive Hamdi Tabba and Mawdoo3’s former director of technology and product development, Hussein Alsarabi. With over 1,000 videos produced, Abwaab is dedicated to making high-quality academic education more accessible for students across the MENA region.
With their new funding, Abwaab can now also venture into their future vision of tailoring their programs to the individual level using artificial intelligence (AI). “We aim to harness the power of AI to provide each and every student a unique and personalized learning journey,” says co-founder and CTO, Hussein Alsarabi. “I believe that AI will be an instrumental driver of change in edtech and we want to be at the forefront of this.”
Investors include Jordan’s Adam Tech Ventures, Egypt’s Endure Capital, UAE’s Equitrust, Jordan’s Innovative Startups SMEs FUnd (ISSF), and a London-based investment fund.
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