Crafty Workshop, an Egyptian startup within the education technology sector, has achieved a successful $400,000 seed funding round. Leading this funding endeavor is EdVentures, the region’s inaugural corporate venture capital firm dedicated to educational technology.
Founded in 2019 by Hadeer Shalaby and Amgad Moustafa, Crafty Workshop is an innovative e-learning platform specializing in the creative industries. It offers a broad array of creative courses and workshops catering to individuals interested in fields such as photography, animation, handicrafts, programming, game development, art creation, design, and more.
The platform’s primary mission is to offer cost-effective, high-quality education that empowers users to nurture their creative abilities and pursue their interests. Crafty Workshop operates as a dual-purpose entity, functioning as an educational platform and a provider of vocational skills training to tackle the pressing issue of youth unemployment. The company equips learners with crucial knowledge and skills via its vocational training initiatives while also aiding them in securing job opportunities and fostering career prospects.
Hadeer Shalaby, one of the co-founders, expressed their excitement about the recent funding round, stating, “We are delighted to have secured this investment from EdVentures, which will empower us to accelerate our growth and have a more significant impact in the Edtech sector. We are enthusiastic about extending our presence to the Gulf Region, enriching our content library, and improving our offerings tailored for schools engaged in creative productions.”
The startup’s primary objective is to enable learners to cultivate their creative talents and pursue their passions through accessible, top-quality education.