Kidato, a Kenyan, Y Combinator-backed online homeschooling startup, has raised $1.4 million seed investment for expansion across Africa as the pandemic hits the education sector.
The $1.4 million was raised from Learn Start Capital, Launch Africa Ventures Fund, Graph Ventures and Century Oak Capital, among others, to fuel growth for the alternative teaching platform built around Zoom.
Also, the Egyptian mobile lending app Kashat has secured a funding round from Cairo Angels as it looks to expand its product suite and scale operations.
Founded by Sumair Farooqui and Karim Nour and launched last year, Kashat is the first nano lending mobile application in Egypt, offering short-term loans of between EGP200 (US$13) and EGP1,500 (US$95) with a repayment plan up to 61 days.
Ingressive For Good recently partnered with Jobberman Nigeria on the #I4GJobberman Soft Skills Scholarship to train people in soft skills.
It covers negotiation, CV/cover letter writing, job search strategies, interview prep, working in highly successful teams, personal development and more.
Registration closes on May 5th, so register here to be a part of the program.