Singapore-based edutech startup Doyobi has raised US$1 million in pre-seed funding round led by 500 Startups and XA Network (previously known as Xoogler Angels). The round also had participation from venture capital firms Hustle Fund and Teja Ventures.
Established in 2020, Doyobi is an online learning platform for kids which offers coding courses with support from Google, the Singapore government, as well as educators from around the world. The platform leverages on an array of methods which includes videos, quizzes and projects to make teaching and learning fun and easy.
Doyobi intends to go global, and has pilot partners in Tutor ID (Brazil), Coding & More (India), Galileo (US), and Tenopy (Singapore).
“Doyobi’s guided courses integrate videos, quizzes and projects to make teaching easy, enabling educators to teach science and coding in a fun and interactive way. With Doyobi’s blended instruction and self-paced learning structure, teachers can focus their energies on supporting learners and helping them achieve their learning goals,” said Mr John Tan, CEO of Doyobi.
“VCs have been looking at edutech in a big way even pre-COVID-19. Asian parents spend more on their children’s education than sometimes even food – but the pandemic has been an accelerator of this – governments and parents see how powerful alternative platforms such as Doyobi can be. We’re grateful Doyobi chose us to be one of their partners to provide scalable education solutions for our children’s generation,” said Khailee Ng, Managing Partner, 500 Startups.