Scoodle, a UK based edtech startup has received over $760,000 in pre-seed funding. The company says it plans to help tutors become influencers.
Interestingly, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has also invested in this startup alongside Tiny VC and several other angel investors. Scoodle is also said to be the first ed-tech company that partners with the University of Oxford’s accelerator known as the ‘Oxford Foundry’.
Scoodle was launched in late 2018 and is thought of as Quora-meets-tutoring, which means that the platform will let students post questions and tutors are invited to answer as a way of boosting their reputation and influence through which they can generate more tutoring work. Tutors will also be able to create a comprehensive profile and share learning resources as a way to further boost their expertise resulting in more tutor bookings.
CEO Ismail Jeilani of Scoodle said that the idea was born from his own experience of tutoring through which he saved up money for university and even avoided taking a student loan.
Scoodle’s operating methodology is noteworthy because it works like a content-led marketplace for tutor bookings but doesn’t currently charge a booking fee. Currently, the platform has a huge user base across mobile and web and the startup works using a subscription model through which tutors can pay a fee and boost their listings to accelerate the number of inquiries.