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Zedny an Egyptian Edtech Startup Bags $1.2m Pre-seed Funding

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Zedny, an Egyptian edtech platform where users can learn in Arabic, has secured $1.2 million funding from angel investors.

The platform which was recently launched boast of over 200 online courses and 400 animated video summaries of global business bestsellers, as well as 5,000+ hours of learning.

Zedny which has already expanded to the Middle East is focused on persons who are looking to develop their business skills and acquire general knowledge.

It also targets people looking for jobs and employees who want to climb the corporate ladder.

Zedny provides year-long online learning and development at a fraction of the cost of one offline training course for an employee.

Additionally, the platform can act as an external employee performance evaluator through its Artificial Intelligence integrations.

It integrates gamification into the HR development cycle to encourage individuals to develop their skills and business acumen.

Founder and CEO of Zedny, Mohamed Youssef El Baz says “It is essential that businesses start exploring modern L&D solutions in order to engage their workforce, as well as develop their employees.”

Through the platform, employees, managers and individuals are set on a designated career learning and development path.

These paths tackle behavioral, social and business knowledge, as well as office and digital tools to expand users’ horizons. Research suggests that E-learning enables learners to absorb five times more material for every hour of training.

As a result, productivity within organizations is heightened and employees’ performance is enhanced.

“Zedny provides the content in Arabic as it is the language that most employees in Egypt speak and think with,” Co-founder and CCO of Zedny Basil Khattab said.

“Currently, besides Zedny, there is no localized, Arabic cross-skill learning and development platform that has it all.

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