AltSchool Africa is Expanding into Kenya's Education Landscape

AltSchool Africa is Expanding into Kenya's Education Landscape

By Staff Writer, 25 January 2024

AltSchool Africa, a prominent Nigerian educational technology firm, is embarking on a significant expansion into Kenya, highlighting the strategic importance of the East African nation as its second-largest revenue contributor.

In an exclusive interview, Adewale Yusuf, the founder of AltSchool Africa, provided insights into the expansion plans and underscored the crucial role that Kenya plays in the overall growth strategy of the startup.

This expansion move by AltSchool Africa goes beyond geographical boundaries; it represents a firm commitment to delivering enhanced support to its Kenyan clientele.

With the appointment of Tabitha Kayvu as the dedicated Country Manager overseeing operations in Kenya, the startup aims to streamline local payments and provide hands-on assistance to its expanding customer base.

Adewale Yusuf commented, “We’re not new to the people, but this will give us the opportunity to expand.”

The expansion initiative highlights AltSchool Africa's ambition to strengthen its position in the education technology landscape of Kenya.

AltSchool Africa has experienced notable growth since its inception, catering to approximately 60,000 learners across 105 countries.

The startup boasts an Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) of $3 million.

The funding journey of AltSchool Africa includes support from the $30 million Rwandan Innovation Fund and substantial funding rounds in 2022 and 2023, totaling nearly $4 million.

Yusuf envisions a future where AltSchool Africa further establishes its presence in existing markets, reaffirming its dedication to shaping the future of education across the continent.

As AltSchool Africa focuses on expanding educational opportunities in Kenya, the trajectory of the startup exemplifies the transformative impact of educational technology in addressing skills deficits and ushering in a new era of learning.

Source: Joel Omulo / TheFounder

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