The startup, which is based in London, creates personalized learning paths for professionals based on their career goals.
Founded by two Egyptian entrepreneurs, and based in London, EdTech startup Knowledge Officer has just raised a £600,000 (~$834,000) seed round, which was led by Middle Eastern angel investor Abdullah AlShaheen and Ian Hurlock - a former a VP at Fox Interactive Media.
The startup creates personalized and evolving learning paths for professionals to learn based on their career goals, and was founded by Ahmed El-Sharkasy - formerly was previously with Cairo-based startup Bkam and Ahmed Eshra, who has previously worked in engineering roles for different companies in Saudi and Egypt, Knowledge Officer offers users an engaging learning experience through its app (currently iOS only) by learning about them and their career goals.
The platform gives users the chance to select topics of interest and, having indicated their level of knowledge, offers a personalized learning path with curated resources, presented as articles and videos. “We see the world is shifting into discovery and recommendation more than search. You open netflix and watch the recommended films, you do the same with Spotify to listen to the best relevant music and even with Amazon, people are discovering items that they even did not know they want to buy! And as you don’t know what you don’t know, we want our product to serve the future of recommendation and discovery in education and learning,” said El-Sharkasy in an interview with MENAbytes.
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