Lebanese Edtech Snykers Rebrands as Ostaz Following Acquisition
Expansion beckons for the four year-old startup, after it was acquired by global private education specialist, Inspire.
Founded in 2017 by Audrey Nakad and Zeina Sultani, Lebanese edtech specialist, Snykers, was established with the goal to connect students with relevant and qualified private tutors to supports them in achieving their learning goals throughout their academic journey, starting from school to official exams (IGCSE, American, IB, A-levels, SAT, IELTS and more) and college admission.
Four years on, the startup has hit what is by far its biggest milestone, after being acquired by global private education provider, Inspired - a move that has also seen rebrand to Ostaz. The on-demand service boasts a portfolio of 43,000 students having used the service around the world and the completion of almost 65,000 tutoring hours so far across a wide range of curricula such as British (GCSEs, A levels), French, International Baccalaureate, American, Saudi, Egyptian and Lebanese; in addition to languages, prep tests, and soft skills.
Inspired has been breaking boundaries in other parts of the world, meanwhile, having launched its first online private school, King’s College Online, for students in the United Kingdom, Europe, MENA and Asia - a unique offering combining an online premium education with an opportunity to attend our physical schools.
“We are excited that Inspired is now our partner and will invest in the future of Ostaz,” said Audrey Nakad, Co-Founder & CEO of Ostaz. “We believe that our partnership will enable Ostaz to grow its presence across the globe, bringing high-quality and personalised online and offline private tutoring to students from New York to Riyadh. If anything, the Covid-19 pandemic has catalysed the need for services like Ostaz and we see a burgeoning market and great demand for our offer.”
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