AlGooru, a Saudi Arabia-based EdTech platform that connects students with on-demand qualified tutors, has raised $600,000 pre-seed funding from Nawa Co, Oqal Angel Network, and Techstars.
The company plans to utilise the fresh funds to improve its technology, market its product, and recruit more 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.
Founded in 2018 by Khalid Abou Kassem, AlGooru is an online tutoring platform where 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.
Speaking about the company, Founder of Khalid Abou Kassem said, "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."
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.
Commenting on the fundraise, 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."
The startup plans to continue delivering state-of-the-art learning and teaching experiences to its users.