Tunis, Tunisia-based edtech startup GoMyCode on Tuesday, 6 October 2020, announced that it has raised $850,000 in a Pre-Series A round led by Meninx Holding, Anava Seed Fund and Jasminum Capital, with participation from Wamda, and a few angel investors Dali Kilani, Béchir Tourki, and Houssem Aoudi.
Founded in 2017 by Yahya Bouhlel and Amine Bouhlel, GoMyCode offers an online learning platform for coding and other digital training and provides digital training tools, content creation, skills management, technical evaluation and matching with employment opportunities. It allows stakeholders to quickly and autonomously create training programmes on a wide range of skills in areas like web development, video game development, artificial intelligence, data science, UX design and business intelligence among others.
Speaking of the development, Yahya Bouhlel, CEO & Co-founder of GoMyCode, in a statement, said,
“We started this business three years ago with an incredible team, and on a very exciting, difficult and unpredictable journey. We have trained over 5000 students, expanded to more than four sites, hired and trained a team of 62 full-time employees, built an educational platform and we are already having a strong impact on people’s lives,”
With an aim to become one of the leading developer communities in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region, the company has recently opened its ‘GoMyCode Hackerspace’ in Algiers, Algeria, and planning to deploy the freshly raised funds to expand to Morocco, Egypt, and Nigeria.
Amine Bouhlel, COO & Co-founder of GoMyCode stated,
“We continue to deliver on our vision of providing high level digital education with a unique learning experience that leaves lasting impressions and has a positive impact on people’s lives. We will invest massively in our technology, our team and strengthen our operations.”
Based on a blended learning model, combining physical presence at the GOMYCODE Hackerspaces with online learning, GOMYCODE aims to have a strong impact in terms of talent training and to guide them to a more digitised job market and economy.