Tu­tor­ing App Synkers Raises Seed Fund­ing

Arabnet - The Quarterly - - Industry Stories -

Synkers an­nounced that it had closed its first seed-fund­ing round with Phoeni­cian Funds, fol­low­ing its grad­u­a­tion from Speed@ BDD’S ac­cel­er­a­tion pro­gram in July 2016. Founded by Zeina Sul­tani, Sibylle and Audrey Nakad, Synkers is a mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion con­nect­ing stu­dents to highly qual­i­fied tu­tors on the spot, with the mis­sion of en­hanc­ing stu­dents’ aca­demic per­for­mance and pre­par­ing them for a brighter fu­ture. Synkers aims to fol­low the progress of stu­dents, as­sess their strengths and ac­com­pany them un­til they find a job, as well as con­nect their high per­form­ing tu­tors with top cor­po­ra­tions look­ing for qual­i­fied in­terns. Us­ing the mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion, stu­dents can search for the course they need help with, pick a tu­tor based on their pref­er­ences, and di­rectly book a tu­tor­ing ses­sion on the app. In or­der for tu­tors to be qual­i­fied, they must have a grade of 85+ on the ma­te­rial they would like to teach, and be in­ter­viewed by the Synkers team to as­sure they have the re­quired com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills. To­day, Synkers has 11 em­ploy­ees, is present in 10 uni­ver­si­ties, has over 780 ver­i­fied tu­tors and is used by over 15000 stu­dents. The startup has won sev­eral com­pe­ti­tions in­clud­ing the Hyundai StartUp Com­pe­ti­tion, the Femme Fran­co­phone com­pe­ti­tion, and the Arab­net Startup Bat­tle in Beirut.

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