Lebanese private tutoring app Synkers raises seed funding from Phoenician Funds

Synkers, a peer-to-peer private tutoring app, announced that it has recently closed its first seed funding with Phoenician Funds, following its graduation from Speed@BDD’s acceleration program in July 2016.

The investment provides the startup with an opportunity to leverage private tutoring quicker and scale its seamless technology across the MENA region in the coming five years.

The startup launched in September 2016, was founded by three Lebanese women, Zeina Sultani, Sibylle and Audrey Nakad, started operating in the UAE few months ago, after accomplishing a year in Lebanon working hand in hand with academic institutions. It has so far over 15,000 students and 780 vetted tutors.

Synkers aims to build the largest community of knowledge exchange to enhance the academic performance of future generations. By enabling a seamless cross-border transfer of knowledge and making education accessible to all, Synkers intends to change education through building an adaptive learning technology.

Synkers was the sole Lebanese startup from a list comprising over 1,000 worldwide applicants of which 46 were shortlisted, selected by Dubai Future Accelerators to work closely with the government authorities to shape the future of education.

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