Amman, Jordan-based edtech startup IQRA’A Audiobooks, on Wednesday, 7 October 2020, has raised $150,000 in a pre-seed funding round.
The edtech startup is planning to deploy the fresh funds towards enhancing the company’s platform and product offering. It also looks to expand its market reach by building connections with other edtech platforms globally.
Founded in July 2020 by Mohammad Abusheikh and Hasan Abusheikh, IQRA’A focuses on developing online content for schools. The startup aims to support local schools speed up their transition to online education.
Speaking of the development for IQRA’A, Mohammad Abusheikh, in a press statement said,
“With the latest developments worldwide, students were hassled into the world of online education, with neither the privilege of time to prepare for it nor suitable, up-to-date technology to support them throughout it. IQRA’A wants to bridge that gap, and build its content to ease that process for pupils,”
On similar lines, Hasan Abusheikh, said,
“The Covid-19 crisis has motivated our team to give their best efforts to enable students to have access to quality content while at home and stay on track with their studies. While the rest of the world was slowing down, we were speeding up,”
Mira Borini, CXO, IQRA’A, said,
“Our main focus at IQRA’A is helping students reach their full potential. We want to provide them with the information they need efficiently in a way that attracts them, rather than bores them. We want to change the ideology of school being a burden, to school being amusing.”