Wamda has participated in Tunisia-based edtech startup GoMyCode’s $850,000 in a pre-Series A investment round. The investment included participation from Meninx Holding, Anava Seed Fund and Jasminum Capital as lead investors and angel investors Dali Kilani, Béchir Tourki and Houssem Aoudi.
Launched in 2017 by Yahya and Amine Bouhlel, GOMYCODE offers an online learning platform for coding and other digital training and provides digital training tools, content creation, skills management, technical evaluation and matching with employment opportunities. It allows stakeholders to quickly and autonomously create training programmes on a wide range of skills in areas like web development, video game development, artificial intelligence, data science, UX design and business intelligence among others.
“We started this business three years ago with an incredible team, and on a very exciting, difficult and unpredictable journey. We have trained over 5000 students, expanded to more than four 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,” saidYahya Bouhlel, co-founder and CEO of GOMYCODE.
In addition to Tunis, Sousse and Sfax, GOMYCODE opened its first Hackerspace abroad, in Algiers, and plans to use the investment to expand to Morocco, Egypt and Nigeria. its educational platform with the aim to become one of the largest developer communities in Africa and the Middle East.
“We continue to deliver on our vision of providing high level digital education with a unique learning experience that leaves lasting impressions and has a positive impact on people's lives. We will invest massively in our technology, our team and strengthen our operations” announces Amine Bouhlel, co-founder and chief operating officer at GOMYCODE.
Based on a blended learning model, combining physical presence at the GOMYCODE Hackerspaces with online learning, GOMYCODE aims to have a strong impact in terms of talent training and to guide them to a more digitised job market and economy.