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Sim Shagaya’s uLesson Raised $3.1 million

TLcom Capital backed uLesson with $3.1 million seed round. uLesson is an education focused tech based start-up  founded by Simdul Shagaya in 2019.

Sim Shagaya speaking at an event.

TLcom Capital LLP is a Lagos, Nairobi and London based Venture Capital firm focused on Tech enabled companies across Sub Saharan Africa with more the $300m investment in tech companies globally.

uLesson is an app-based home education kit for students with an up-front yearly subscription price of around $70 and the option to pay as you go. The start-up’s product pack will contain a dongle, SD card, and a set of headphones to connect to Android devices.

The edtech start-up is focusing on integrating mobile platforms, SD cards, culture-specific curriculum and a network of tutors to bridge educational gaps for secondary school students in Nigeria and broader Africa.

uLesson program curriculum  will include practice tests and tailored content around math, physics, chemistry, and biology. The venture has already created 3000 animated videos for core subjects, according to Shagaya, Techcrunch noted.

Simdul Shagaya served in the Nigerian Army, went to Harvard and founded Konga, one of Nigeria’s biggest online shopping websites. In 2014, he was named in Forbes’ list of “10 Most Powerful Men in Africa”.

 

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