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Egypt’s Career180 raises $100,000 seed for its career services platform

Career180, a Cairo-based career services platform that offers different online and offline services, has raised $100,000 as seed funding from EdVentures, the Egyptian CVC founded by one of country’s leading publishers Nahdet Misr Publishing House, that invests in education startups, EdVentures announced today.

Founded in 2016 by Shrouk Alaa and Mohamed Akmal, Career180 labels itself as a one-stop-shop for university students and fresh graduates helps them kick off their careers. The startup offers different online and offline career services through its web-based platform and series of events including one of Egypt’s largest careers events Egypt Career Summit that it apparently co-organizes with Cairo-based Career Advancers.

The online platform offers users to book online mentorships sessions, watch videos that offer career advice and ask questions about topics related to career development.

Shrouk Alaa and Mohamed Akmal, the co-founders of Career180, commenting on the occasion, said, “We have already worked with EdVentures and are very excited about them investing [in us]. The investment will support our expansion plans and enable us to help more [university] students and graduates with their careers.”

Dalia Ibrahim, the founder of EdVentures and the CEO of Nahdet Misr Publishing House, said, “We constantly aim to empower youth and that’s why we are keen to keep collaborating with Career180 by investing in them. The investment will help them expand their valuable services to equip the youth with the necessary skills and capabilities to meet the market needs.”

Career180 aims to use the investment to further develop its online platform and expand its career workshops and events across different cities of Egypt.

Zubair Naeem Paracha

Zubair Naeem Paracha

Founder at MENAbytes
A tech and startup enthusiast based in Riyadh. Zubair apart from leading MENAbytes is also building Qraar, a career discovery and development platform for millennials in MENA. He can be reached on Linkedin, Twitter or zubair [at] menabytes [dot] com.
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