Shorooq Partners has invested in UK-based, education technology (edtech) platform Teacherly in seed funding for an undisclosed sum.
Teacherly is a collaborative lesson planning and peer-to-peer coaching platform tailored to the needs of teachers by allowing them to plan lessons, communicate and collaborate digitally.
“Education is still one of the more conventional spaces that is underserved by the latest technology, and we are delighted to enter the space through a truly disruptive venture,” said Shane Shin, founding partner at Shorooq Partners.
We are excited to join the journey of Teacherly at such an early stage and are committed to building it together – supporting it to grow its strong presence in the Middle East and further penetrate the European market. We believe that Teacherly solves a unique problem that few businesses have identified, let alone solve effectively, and is poised for exponential growth.”
Teacherly was founded in 2016 in the UK by Atif Mahmood, and is now expanding into the Middle East with UAE at its forefront, a market that accounts for 30 per cent of the startup’s customerbase.Teacherly claims to serve more than 70,000 monthly active users.
“Despite the recent growth in edtech, the teaching population in the Middle East is still heavily overlooked and underserved by the latest technology. We are confident that with Shorooq’s expertise and support we can create value and solve important problems for the education space here” said Mahmood.