Egyptian career advice platform Career180 secures USD 100k seed funding
STARTUP WATCH- Career advice platform Career180 has secured USD 100k in seed funding from education-focused venture capital firm EdVentures, according to an emailed statement (pdf). Career180, which was established in 2016, plans to use the funding to develop its online platform and expand its offline presence by bringing its career advising workshops to more governorates across the country. The startup’s services are geared towards university students and fresh graduates to better prepare them for entry into the labor market.
Also on planet startup: Edtech venture Knowledge Officer has been awarded USD 500k by Innovate UK for being among the best game-changing ideas intended for commercialization, Menabytes reports. The London-based startup, founded by Egyptians Ahmed El Sharkasy and Ahmed Eshra, has over 100k users and describes itself as Google Maps for learning. It offers skills analysis and a customized learning path for people wanting to transition into new careers.