Abwaab, a Jordan-based e-learning platform, raised $20 million in Series A funding from BECO Capital, 4DX Ventures, GSV Ventures, and Watar Partners.
Elevator Pitch: Education made accessible to secondary school students throughout the MENAP region.
Tell me more: Abwaab offers video lessons, assessments, an online tutoring system, discussion boards, and tools to track your progress.
Online learning became the new norm following the pandemic, and Abwaab thrived as students could not attend regular schools.
In July, it acquired Pakistan’s Edmatrix, an e-learning platform. With Edmatrix, Abwaab can provide high-quality, affordable education to 50 million students in Pakistan, the 5th most populous country globally.
You should know: Abwaab was founded in 2019 in Jordan by Hamdi Tabbaa, Sabri Hakim, and Hussein AlSarab.
Since then, it has expanded into Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Pakistan and covers the 12th and 10th grades of different education boards.
Early this year, Abwaab raised $5 million. With the latest round of funding, Abwaab has become one of the MENAP region’s most well-funded edtech startups.
Zoom Out: Abwaab grew 10x in the number of active users in 2020-21. It faces competition from Noon Academy, EdKasa, and Ashtar in the region.
Language lesson: Abwaab ( أبواب ) means doors in Arabic.