Synkers, a Beirut-based peer-to-peer tutoring startup Synkers has raised seed funding from Phoenician Funds, one of the most active VCs in Lebanon this year, with investments in Seez and Blink My Car.
Synkers through its mobile applications for Android and iOS connects students with qualified tutors. Students can search for the available courses on the application to look for tutors available. Once they find the right tutor, they can book an an online or face-to-face session with them.
Founded in 2016 by Zeina Sultani, Audrey Nakad & Sibylle Nakad, Synkers had first started with the courses of American University of Beirut only and now has more than all the major Lebanese universities including Beirut Arab University, Lebanese American University, and Notre Dame University. The startup also has different schools of Lebanon on its platform. Synkers applications have been used by over 15,000 students until now who have used them to book sessions with about 800 vetted tutors.
Synkers is also used by students to find professionals who can help them with learning Excel, writing their CV, improving their public speaking skills or preparing them for interviews.
All the tutors listed on the applications are vetted for their credentials, knowledge, teaching experience, and communication skills by the Snykers team.
Students booking the sessions have the option to pay the tutors online and also rate them after the session.
The startup had graduated from Beirut-based Speed@BDD’s acceleration program in July 2016 and is now a part of Dubai Future Accelerator’s third cohort.
It has already expanded to UAE and with this investment is expected move into other countries of the region.
We’ve reached out to Snykers’ team to learn more about the investment and will update the story if we hear from them.
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