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Egyptian startup Almentor, has secured US$6.5 million in Series B funding to expand its operations.

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Almentor, the leading video e-learning platform in the MENA region has raised $6.5 million in Series B funding. Partech led this financing round, with the participation of Sawari Ventures, Egypt Ventures and Sango Capital, thus bringing the total financing that the company has garnered since its inception to $14.5 million.  

 Founded in 2016 to compensate for the lack of online learning content for Arabic speakers, Almentor offers courses and talks in various fields such as human resources, management, lifestyle, drama, sports, business, corporate communication, and digital media.

With over 2 million successful learning experiences, and 80+ Enterprise partnerships in the MENA region, the platform offers a wide range of exclusive training courses and talks by distinguished experts who have succeeded in their personal lives and professional careers. Through its rich content, the platform supplies learners with unique solutions across a diversity of disciplines including health, technology, humanities, entrepreneurship, business administration, and many more.

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Speaking about the company’s goals and endeavors, Dr. Ihab Fikry, CEO and co-founder of Almentor, stated: “We are now leading the continuous video learning industry in the Arab region, and we have a responsibility that goes beyond our ambitions for Almentor Company. Our responsibility now is to work unceasingly to improve the industry as a whole in the Arab region, and this can only be achieved through gaining the confidence of the Arab learners in the value, professionalism and impartiality of the content provided by the platform, and working in line with the global learning trends.” He added, “almentor.net library has an abundance of courses and talks that are capable of nurturing Arab youth, enhancing their personal experiences, and serving their career paths by providing them with what they deserve to advance their careers on all fronts.”

“We are very proud to lead this latest round of financing” stated Cyril Collon, General Partner at Partech. “Since our first interaction, we have been very impressed by Ihab & Ibrahim, two fantastic mission-driven entrepreneurs who have been executing on a bold vision since 2016”

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“We are looking forward to supporting the company in its next phase of growth to serve the 430 million Arabic-speaking population and expand access to on-demand cutting-edge personal learning & developments options”

“We have supported almentor’s mission from its beginning and are pleased to participate in this latest round. Almentor has achieved notable traction in a space where there has been limited success for regional players, and have managed to efficiently deliver during the pandemic. We are impressed by what the team has achieved and are excited to be part of the journey,” Wael Amin, Partner at Sawari Ventures stated.

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Almentor currently has the biggest continuous learning library in the region, and one of the biggest, worldwide. With offices in Dubai, Cairo & Saudi Arabia, the video content is developed in-house.

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Weddy Thuranira
Weddy Thuranira
Weddy profiles new startups and innovators across Africa and announces funding rounds, mergers, acquisitions and startup partnerships across Africa. She is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Reach her and the entire news desk at [email protected]

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