South Africa's edtech startup FoondaMate secures $2 million in funding

South Africa's edtech startup FoondaMate secures $2 million in funding
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FoondaMate, a South Africa-based edtech startup has secured $2 million in its seed funding round led by UK-based VC firm, LocalGlobe.

  • The startup plans to use the funds to scale its WhatsApp and Facebook-hosted learning chatbot for use across the world.
  • FoondaMate is a tech-driven education-focused business offering students revisions and immediate answers and academic guidance using WhatsApp API.
  • It is currently used in more than 30 countries with over 400,000 students using the platform in over 10 languages.
  • The edtech firm plans to reach 50 million users by localizing the learning materials on its platform and leveraging the raised funds.