- Qureos will leverage the fund to drive its growth and democratize “Learn to Earn” opportunities for talent globally
With a goal to expand beyond its current reach within and outside Africa, Qureos has raised $3 million in a pre-seed round led by Dubai-based early-stage VC COTU Ventures and New York-based early-stage VC Colle Capital.
Qureos is a ‘learn to earn’ marketplace that makes it easy for emerging talent in 133 countries to learn in-demand skills from world-class industry experts through cohort-based learning paths led by world-class industry experts that match the hiring demand from Qureos’ business partners. The company will leverage the fund to drive its growth and democratize “Learn to Earn” opportunities for talent globally.
Investors in Qureos’ round also included global and regional investors, such as Globivest, Plutus21 Capital, Dubai Angel Investors, and AlZayani Venture Capital. Several angel investors, including current and former leaders of Swvl, Boston Consulting Group, Moelis & Company, Careem, Cisco Systems, Koinz, Message Bird, Bain & Company, Hiperpool, ADNOC, QIA, and other notable individuals also participated.
Founded in August 2021 by Alexander Epure, Mehrad Yaghmai, and Usama Nini, Queros was selected by Dubai Future Accelerators to solve the skill gap in transitioning from campus to the workplace and between jobs.
“Learning and hiring are disconnected, and Qureos aims to leverage its unique position at the nexus of these two markets through an experiential learning community where emerging talent can learn from industry experts and gain experience through mentor-led hiring cohorts from businesses,” Alexander Epure, co-founder and CEO at Qureos.
With the native network effects of the platform, Qureos has been able to achieve phenomenal organic growth of 25,000+ users and attract mentors from leading organizations, including Google, Paypal, Amazon, Cisco, and more than 200 business partners globally.