Along with being the first coding academy in the Middle East, Coded is also the startup that brought the first coding bootcamps to the Arab region.
It has now raised $1.3 million in Pre-Series A to offer more of its popular coding bootcamps—called Barmej Online Bootcamps—to help Arabs learn the valued skill for the coming years.
The funding round was led by KISP Ventures, who was joined by 500 Startups, Sijam Ventures, Sirdab Lab, Sharq Capital and Abdullah Al-Zabin.
Founded in 2015 by Ahmad Marafi and Hashim Behbehani, Coded started with the aim of teaching coding in Arabic. Knowing that coding is becoming a necessary and valued skill in the growing tech industry, the startup has helped many successfully get a job placement.
Two years ago in July 2017, it raised an undisclosed Seed round, which helped them develop the Barmej Online Bootcamps structure. It was in that year when it also started holding the bootcamps and offering high-quality education material to help participants learn better.
The four-year-old startup’s coding bootcamps helped participants get hands-on experience with practical learning projects, which were reviewed by expert trainers.
As of now, the bootcamp has over 200k users on 8 different free learning tracks that offer multiple programming languages and technologies.