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Tunisian Edtech Startup GoMyCode Expands into France, Bahrain & Africa

The ambitious expansion comes on the back of a $850K Pre-Series A round raised in 2020.

Tunis-based edtech startup GoMyCode has announced its multi-continental expansion into Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Bahrain and France, tapping into new markets after securing funding in 2020.

Founded in 2017 by CEO Yahya Bouhlel, GoMyCode started out as a coding school before widening its scope to offer a variety of training programs for technology and digital jobs. The startup is based on a hybrid model consisting of offline and online learning focusing on training in artificial intelligence, web and app development, data science, video game development, user experience, and business intelligence.

The startup hosted its first hackerspace--a community-operated not-for-profit workspace--in Tunis before quickly expanding to other cities within Tunisia, namely Sousse, Sfax, Nabeul, El Menzah V, Beja, Gafsa, and Gabes. It has trained over 10,000 students and established associations with 100 partners in the private and public sectors, as well as universities and non-administrative associations.

“We’ve tirelessly worked to ensure that the African youth can take advantage of our innovative and revolutionary learning model. Our hackerspaces are up and running in Lagos, Cairo, Manama, Algiers, Casablanca and Abidjan,” said Bouhlel.

“We’re on a mission to provide everyone, from ages seven to 60, the opportunity to acquire the digital skills and tools to succeed in a rapidly changing digital world. We strive towards expanding throughout the whole African continent and the Middle East, and offering each individual our one-of-a-kind learning model. It’s a model that consists of on-site, guided learning, coupled with our online experience which is absolutely gamified and engaging,” he explained.

In October 2020, the startup raised $850,000 in a pre-Series A round from Wamda Capital, Meninx Holding, Anava Seed Fund, and Jasminum Capital.