Abu-Dhabi based school-parent communication platform SchoolVoice has raised $1.5 in seed funding from Bin Mejren Investment Group.
Started in 2016 by Ali Bin Yahia as a product of Netaq E-Solution, a web solution company that he had founded in 2010, SchoolVoice makes it easy for schools and parents to communicate with each other through a suite of web and mobile apps.
The platform is available in Arabic and English for both parents and the school. Schools can update the parents about academic progress of their children and important events.
The parents obviously don’t pay anything and for schools, the startup follows a freemium model according to their website, with the free package limited to 1000 parents for every school.
SchoolVoice will use the investment to further develop its technology, grow the team and scale-up its brand, reported Forbes Middle East. The startup that currently has schools from all over the region and Southeast Asia using its services. SchoolVoice is also working on a French version of their web and mobile apps to expand their services to French-speaking countries.
Speaking to Forbes ME about the investment, Mohamed Ibrahim, a Manager with Bin Mejren Investment Group said, “We studied the communication tools used by the education sector in the Middle East and found that it is worth $1.3 billion. We believe that SchoolVoice will be the market mover and will acquire a huge share of this market.”
SchoolVoice is the third startup in this space to have raised investment this year with Bambinotes from Palestine raising an investment in January and another UAE-based startup last month.