CODED, a Kuwait-based academy has recently secured $1.3 million in a Pre-Series A funding round led by Kuwait-based KISP Ventures in which 500 Startups, Sijam Ventures, Sidab Lab, Sharq Capital and Abdullah Alzabin (Founder of Lamba, Inc.) also participated.
Founded in 2015, CODED aims to teach coding in Arabic to youth through both online and offline mediums.
In 2017, CODED launched Barmej Online Bootcamps in order to reach Arab youth wanting to learn coding and get hands-on experience. Barmej enables participants to prepare for high-quality job placements with its flexible learning experience and top-notch study material.
With fresh funds, CODED aims to extend its reach and make itself a first preference for the users to learn coding.
CODED’s Barmej currently has a userbase of over 200k participants on 8 different free learning tacks inculcating respective programming languages and technologies. This gigantic userbase helped CODED to partner into the One Million Arab Coders Program, an initiative of HH Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum. Not only that, CODED has also been listed under World Economic Forum’s ‘Top 100 Startups in the Arab World’.
Currently Barmej learning has over 200k users on 8 different free learning tracks spanning different programming languages and technologies. With their large pool of students, the CODED has become a partner of the 1 Million Arab Coders Program. It has also been selected as one of the top 100 startups in the Arab World by the World Economic Forum.
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