According to Menabytes, Egypt Edtech startup OTO Courses has raised a 6 figure dollar investment. The online English learning platform offers courses packaged for both businesses and individuals. The funds were part of a bridge round from AUC Angels & Changelabs. The investment disclosure was done on June 18, however, no specific sum was given. In 2018, OTO Courses previously raised cash in the form of a seed round from HIMangel and EdVentures.
OTO Courses are general but specific to suit the intended audience. The name “OTO” is an abbreviated version of what they actually do; one-on-one teaching (tutoring), which is one of its main selling points. All courses on the platform arise from one-on-one live tuition with an instructor.
To maintain and enforce quality standards, the platform limits the tutors it allows to operate. They must undergo training before being allowed trading access. OTO Courses bridge the gap between traditional education and market demand.
Unlike other edtech platform, OTO Courses deliver:
- 24/7 flexibility in scheduling
- Live one-on-one interaction with an instructor
- English courses that are specially tailored and customized
- An online assessment
OTO courses were started in late 2015 and founded by Ahmed Badr, Ahmed El Fadaly, and Tarek Nour.
Thus far the edtech startup has:
- Taught over 350,000 hours on their platform
- Over 15,000 learners
- Have over 150 instructors
- Cover 10 countries
Among the courses covered are IELTS/ TOEFL Preparations, Business/General English, English conversation, German language, Graphic design, etc
More on OTO Courses available on their website: