Doyobe, a Singapore-based business development platform, announced that it has raised 8 2.8 million in pre-Series A funding led by Monks Hill Ventures.
The round was attended by angel investors including Tracemonos Capital, Novus Paradigm Capital and XA Network, Carousel CEO Keok Sue Rui, Glints co-founder Oswald Yeo and Sih Ying Kong and Ruben Lai, head of Grab Financial Group.
The capital raised will be used to launch new team-based courses to advance teachers and develop more resources to help teachers.
Founded by John Tan in August 2020, Doyobe empowers teachers to bring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and skills into the 21st century. The platform offers courses, integrated videos, quizzes and projects. It also provides videos for teaching, self-speed learning and interactive games and videos. Dyobi hopes to prepare children for innovation, entrepreneurship and change.
Since its inception, Doyobi’s Virtual Learning Environment has been used by nearly 2,000 teachers in more than 10 countries. Indonesia and the Philippines are the two largest markets for doyobi, with growing schools in Africa adopting doyobi.
Speaking of the company, John Tan, founder and CEO of Doyobi, Said,
“There is a huge gap between what is being taught in schools and what children need to learn to prepare for future jobs. Curiosity, imagination and empathy are just as important as literacy and numeracy skills. Teachers with skills. “
Doyobi’s curriculum is used in Code in the Community, the largest free coding program in Singapore, supported by Google and the Singapore government. The company also runs an online community of human as teachers where teachers can find peer support.
Doyobi is built by teachers for teachers. It is a team of experienced learning designers, software engineers, community managers and product marketers who focus teachers on learning through the eyes of their learners.
Monks Hill’s co-founder and managing partner, Peng T. OngThat is to say,
“We believe Doyobi is the right team to bridge this huge gap in the education market. The vision of John and his team to combine both STEM and 21st century skills delivered through their virtual learning environment will move the education system forward.”
Doyobi plans to launch fellowships for school leaders focused on STEM and 21st century skills in the near future.
In August last year, the company raised स्टार 1 million in pre-seed funding from 500 startups and Zugler Angels.
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