Pan African Ed Tech and online Marketplace Gebeya secures seed round funding. It’s a shot in the arm for the educational segment of the gaming space.

Gebeya Inc, an Ed Tech and online software outsourcing Marketplace company geared towards the development of Africa’s technological scene, announced today that it closed a $2 million seed round investment co-led by Partech and Orange Digital Ventures and followed by  Consonance Investment Managers.

Headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia since its inception in 2016, Gebeya has been committed to building the next generation workforce pipeline for a virtual 21st-century African Digital economy. Gebeya has graduated over 600 tech talents, more than a third of whom have been matched with startups across Africa and the World. From E-commerce and Telecommunication to Finance, Gebeya has built a reputable portfolio working with global companies and startups driven towards creating sustainable change. Many of Gebeya graduates also go on to start their own companies and products.

“This investment, made possible by global investment firms dedicated to Africa’s technological advancements, marks a pivotal moment for Gebeya. The company has been strongly committed to bringing the abundant capacity of Africa’s youth to light. 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”, said Amadou Daffe, CEO and Co-founder of Gebeya.

Amadou Daffe, CEO and Co-founder of Gebeya – photo credit Techpoint

He added, “When you talk about the fourth industrial revolution, gaming along with Ed Tech is at the forefront. Our ambition is to bolster development of the next generation of game developers with a diverse offering of curricula that extends beyond software development. We are well on our way to addressing that need.”

Amadou Daffe

With this investment round closed, Gebeya sets its sights on scaling up its model by implementing several vital changes to its ecosystem. “We are truly excited to be working with such a great group of investors. They have been very supportive of our initiatives through the years and naturally, the relationship has matured into early-stage funding”, said Hiruy Amanuel, Angel investor & Co-founder of Gebeya. 

Going forward, Gebeya has plans to scale up its training and marketplace services in Francophone Africa as well as launch its online African talent marketplace. This platform will provide substantial transparency for clients in choosing ideal talents best suited for their projects.