Kenyan edtech start-up, Craydel, raises US$1mn pre-seed funding to upgrade its search and recommendation engine, and help it make better suggestions in its career match assessment.
The round was led by Enza Capital and Reshaad Sha’s AI investment fund BriteGaze, along with the Future of Learning Fund and two US-based firms Bisk Ventures and Tekton Ventures.
What You Need To Know About Craydel
Manish Sardana, John Nguru and Shayne Aman Premji launched Craydel in 2021 with a mission to democratise higher education by providing students access to a variety of courses from universities around the world. The platform has since partnered with more than 90 universities and colleges across Africa and abroad in a bid to deliver on its promise of becoming the most powerful higher education recommendation engine with the largest inventory of quality programmes on the planet.
The free-to-use, web-based platform allows students and professionals to select courses from various universities and compare the costs of those courses. Each journey begins with a psychometric assessment that matches the user with a career path.
To date over 100 institutions are listed on the platform. Investment in higher education in Africa is set to increase dramatically in the coming years with the sub-Saharan Africa sector valuation of $20 billion to rise sharply.
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