In order to develop its product and enter new African markets, Zeraki, a Kenyan Edtech business that runs a platform for digital learning and school data analytics, has raised $1.8 million in seed funding.
In 2014, Nyangolo and Erick Oude co-founded Zeraki, which at first provided high school pupils with an interactive digital learning platform featuring quizzes and tracking tools. But the platform didn’t really take off until the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.
They then created a data analytics system to help schools manage the data about their kids. The software offers a performance breakdown for each student, subject, or stream and enables teachers to upload student grades from their mobile devices.
The website also incorporates a bulk messaging tool for internal and external communication, enables parents to monitor their children’s academic progress, and accepts fee payments. It has shown to be more well-liked than Zeraki’s online learning environment.
Over 5,000 schools are using Zeraki’s data analytics platform, and they anticipate that number to grow as more schools use digital solutions to simplify their administrative processes and as they expand into new markets. With this additional financing, Zeraki intends to expand the administrative resources available to schools, including timetabling software and parent fee loans.
The firm, which has already scaled in Kenya, Uganda, and Guinea, plans to enter ten additional markets over the course of the next three years. The business intends to first enter the East African market before investigating the Anglophone African region.