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Tunisian Edtech Startup GoMyCode Raises $850,000 Pre-Series A Funding

After it successfully expanded into Algeria, the startup/developer community has set its sights expansion into Egypt, Morocco and Nigeria.

Wamda, Meninx Holding, Anava Seed Fund and Jasminum Capital are the headline names on Tunisian startup GoMyCode’s Pre-Series A funding, alongside a selection of angel investors. The edtech is believed to be eyeing expansion in Egypt, Morocco and Nigeria with the $850,000 investment, after successfully expanding to Algeria.

Starting off as a coding school, GoMyCode was founded by Yahya and Amine Bouhlel in 2017, but has since expanded its IT offerings to include a range of different course and programmes, including web and app development, AI, data science, UX, business intelligence and even video game development.

Offering both online and offline learning, GoMyCode’s courses provide a mix of stand-alone exercises, projects, one-on-one meetings and workshops, all under the concept of learn-by-doing. 

According to the startup, some 5,000 students have been trained since 2017, while partnerships with over 100 recruiters and employers means that students will also find a helping hand in entering the job market.

“We started this business three years ago with an incredible team and have been on a very exciting, difficult and unpredictable journey since then,” said Yahya Bouhlelwho entered this world as a self-taught coder. "We have trained over 5,000 students, expanded to more than 4 sites, hired and trained a team of 62 full-time employees, built an educational platform and we are already having a strong impact on people’s lives.”

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