- Egypt-based edtech Crafty Workshop has secured $400,000 in a Seed funding round led by EdVentures.
- Founded in 2019 by Hadeer Shalaby and Amgad Moustafa, Crafty Workshop provides creative courses and workshops across multiple fields such as art, design, illustration, programming, game development, photography and animation.
- The new investment will fuel Crafty Workshop's growth and expansion plans, as it aims to extend its operations to the GCC, further diversify its content offerings, and develop a specialised product for schools involved in creative productions.
Crafty Workshop, an Egypt-based Edtech company, has successfully secured a Seed funding round of $400,000, led by EdVentures. Founded in 2019 by Hadeer Shalaby and Amgad Moustafa, Crafty Workshop is a leading e-learning platform that specialises in the creative industries.
Crafty Workshop offers a diverse range of creative courses and workshops, catering to individuals interested in art, design, illustration, programming, game development, photography, animation, handicraft, and more. The platform's focus is to provide accessible and high-quality education, empowering learners to enhance their creative skills and pursue their passions.
In addition to its role as an educational platform, Crafty Workshop also serves as a vocational skills training provider, addressing the pressing issue of youth unemployment. By offering vocational training programs, the company equips learners with the necessary knowledge and skills, helping them secure job placements and career opportunities.
Crafty Workshop stands out by providing learners with access to a wide array of courses and workshops taught by experienced professionals in various creative fields. The curriculum is carefully designed to be engaging, practical, and applicable to real-world scenarios, emphasising the development of relevant skills and techniques. Courses are available online and are pre-recorded or live through the platform.
Worth mentioning that this is the second investment round that Crafty has received from EdVentures, MENA’s leading Edtech investor and CVC. This new investment will fuel Crafty Workshop's growth and expansion plans. The company aims to extend its operations to the Gulf Region, further diversify its content offerings to include 500 subjects in the creative industries by 2024, and develop a specialised product for schools involved in creative productions.
Hadeer Shalaby, co-founder of Crafty Workshop, expressed enthusiasm about the future prospects, stating, "We are thrilled to have received this investment from EdVentures, which will enable us to accelerate our growth and make a greater impact in the Edtech space. We are excited to expand our reach to the Gulf Region, enrich our content library, and enhance our offerings for schools involved in creative productions."
"We are delighted to continue our support for Crafty Workshop. Our initial investment in 2019 marked the beginning of a successful partnership, and since then, Crafty has made remarkable strides in both the Egyptian market and the Gulf region. At EdVentures, we are committed to investing in endeavours that foster innovation in the edtech ecosystem and contribute to the development of human capabilities. Crafty Workshop aligns perfectly with our vision and mission," said Maged Harby, General Manager of EdVentures.
Crafty Workshop's successful funding round highlights the growing demand for accessible and quality education in the creative industries. The company remains committed to its mission of empowering individuals and organisations to thrive in the creative sector by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to succeed.