Ethiopian-based edtech startup, Gebeya, closes $2 million seed funding as it plans to scale up services

Gebeya, an edtech and online software outsourcing marketplace company, announced today that it closed a $2 million seed round investment.

This round was co-led by Partech Africa and Orange Digital Ventures, with Consonance Investment Managers also taking part.

Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Gebeya has helped African youth to develop technology skills through training, turning them into technology specialists and linking them to possible employers.

Since then, the company claims to have graduated over 600 tech talents, of which more than 30 percent have been matched with startups across Africa and the world.


Speaking on the investment, Amadou Daffe, co-founder and CEO of Gebeya, said “this investment, made possible by global investment firms dedicated to Africa’s technological advancements, marks a pivotal moment for Gebeya. This investment will enable us to further strengthen the community of top-notch tech talents and position Gebeya as the go-to for other companies as well as startups.”


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