ULesson, the educational learning technology company in Nigeria, has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding to accelerate development across the continent of Africa.
This takes the overall disclosed funding from uLesson to $10.6 million over three rounds. In April last year, the edtech company raised an undisclosed sum from Founders Collective and closed a TLcom Capital-led $3.1 million seed round in November 2019.
Having scaled quickly to 1mn app downloads since its launch in March 2020, uLesson’s content is originally tailored for Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Gambia within the K-12 segment and now includes IGCSE curriculum which is relevant for the other markets.
According to uLesson Founder and CEO, Sim Shagaya “We know we have a crucial role to play in this ‘new normal’ at uLesson, and this funding will be critical in our push to fill the major gaps in the education system in Africa through technology.”
Sim Shagaya, also added that, “Africa is not one place. Different needs, cultures and curricula mean that uLesson has to carefully and deliberately think about how to design products and distribution channels to serve such a vast market. Almost daily we receive emails from families across the continent asking us to make services available to them. And in 2021, we will.”
As well as introducing new items, including one-to-one tutoring sessions and a new Pan-African primary school library, uLesson will extend into Eastern & Southern Africa. The company is also preparing to launch the iOS edition of its mobile app.