Nigerian Edtech 9jacodekids Raises USD 350 K Seed Funding

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  • 9jacodekids, a TEM education institute providing coding and robotics programs for kids aged 4 to 16 years old, has raised a seed fund of USD 350 K, set for branch expansion. The seed funding was backed by an angel investor and board member of Endeavour Nigeria, Bolaji Balogun as part of the Ultima Lions’ Den Season 2 reality TV show.

A Nigeria-based edtech startup, 9jacodekids, has raised a $350K seed funding round to expand its team and operations across Nigeria.

The founder and CEO, Ugochukwu Nkwocha, on Monday, confirmed the development in a post on the startup’s website.

Ripples Nigeria gathered that the startup featured in Ultima’s second season of Lion’s Den, a business reality show that gives new startup owners across Nigeria the opportunity to pitch their business to 5 successful Nigerian investors.

This investment round saw participation from new investor and partner Bolaji Balogun, CEO Chapel Hill Denham.

Founded in 2016, the startup claims it is on a mission of raising the next generation of technopreneurs by teaching kids aged 4-16 STEM skills in coding, robotics, and artificial intelligence.

Speaking on plans of the startup with the new raiser, Ugochukwu said:

He said: “We plan to use this money to spread out across various parts of Nigeria starting with Lagos as we are currently in physical operation only in Port Harcourt city.”

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