- Saudi Arabia-based edtech AlGooru has raised $600,000 in a pre-Seed funding round from Nawa Co, Oqal Angel Network and Techstars.
- Founded in 2018 by Khalid Abou Kassem, AlGooru connects students with on-demand private tutors, where they can book online or in-person sessions through its online platform.
- AlGooru will utilise the funds to improve its technology, market its product, and recruit more tutors from various fields and backgrounds.
Saudi edtech startup, AlGooru, has raised $600,000 pre-Seed funding from Nawa Co, Oqal Angel Network, and Techstars.
Who is AlGooru?
Ever since its foundation in 2018, AlGooru worked towards building an online platform that seamlessly connects students with qualified on-demand private tutors.
Students can book online or in-person sessions with vetted and specialised tutors through a variety of academic and non-academic subjects with 3 easy clicks.
AlGooru has been highly active in the ecosystem, participating in multiple local and regional programmes including Taqadam, Plug & Play by MiSK, Unifonic X, Monsha’at, and got most recently accepted into the Riyadh Techstars Accelerator, the accelerator’s first-ever Saudi Arabian programme in partnership with Raed VC.
AlGooru’s app is currently available on both the Play Store and the App Store.
A Word from the Funders
Sami AlHusayyen, from Nawa Co, said, “The edtech industry is promising to solve challenges existing in our region’s education by providing quality teaching materials to everyone regardless of their geographical location or financial capabilities. It also provides the solution to lifelong learning in a fast-changing work environment. Nawa is happy to support AlGooru in developing its innovative solution to connect students with qualified tutors, serving a growing market and demand in digital transformation that is accelerating very fast nowadays.”
Abdullah Shamma, an angel investor from Oqal, said, “I'm confident with the passion and the know-how AlGooru team has, they will contribute heavily to the educational ecosystem in the region and the success of AlGooru will impact millions of students in the region by bridging the gap between what students have and what they want and deserve.”
Where to Next
AlGooru strives to continue delivering state-of-the-art learning and teaching experiences to its users. The startup will be utilising the funds to improve its technology, market its product, and intensively recruit tutors from various fields and backgrounds, all of which fall under the company’s vision to offer a holistic one-stop solution for private tutoring in the GCC in the coming years.
“We want to make it seamless for qualified tutors to be found and, more importantly, assure reliable tutoring is delivered in our region. We’ve hired pioneers from the edtech ecosystem following our investment round to help us build an impactful business, and we’re just getting started,” said Khalid Abou Kassem, founder of AlGooru.