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Invest in 📚FoondaMate

Helping students in developing countries study on WhatsApp

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Highlights

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🚀+120k Users in the 10 months since launch
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🌎Used in 21 countries, and scaling quickly
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🔥Featured in TrendWatching's list of most impactful innovations for 2021
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🎓Participated in Cohort 4 of Wefunder's XX Accelerator
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📱High social impact value - enable students from developing countries to study online
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📒Transcend Network Company - backed by the premier EdTech & Future of Work Network

Our Team

I attended an under-resourced school in South Africa. I was the only student in the school with access to a laptop. I graduated top of my class and was the first student from the school ever to be accepted into Africa's top university. This is because I had access to more resources, and I want this to be the case for all students.

Pitch

Dacod experienced this problem as a student in high school, where he was the only student in his school with access to a computer. He would go to the local internet cafe to download study material - but never had a way to share that material with his friends.

But when WhatsApp opened up their API in 2020 he saw a way to change that for students in high school today.

Students can use FoondaMate to search, define, solve basic maths equations and download relevant question sets. 

We've also piloted college and bootcamp applications - and have helped over 3,000 students in South Africa apply to a coding bootcamp.

And the solution is working!

We have never spent a single dollar on marketing, and students love FoondaMate so much that they immediately share it with all their friends - who share it with all their friends, helping us grow organically. 

We launched in August 2020, and since then we have seen messages from students in:

Africa

  • South Africa 🇿🇦
  • eSwatini 🇸🇿
  • Lesotho 🇱🇸
  • Zimbabwe 🇿🇼
  • Zambia 🇿🇲
  • Tanzania 🇹🇿
  • Angola 🇦🇴
  • Nigeria 🇳🇬
  • Kenya 🇰🇪
  • Malawi 🇲🇼
  • Botswana🇧🇼
  • Morocco🇲🇦

LATAM

  • Colombia 🇨🇴
  • Brazil 🇧🇷
  • Venezuela 🇻🇪

Asia

  • Malaysia 🇲🇾
  • The Philippines 🇵🇭
  • Indonesia 🇮🇩
  • China🇨🇳
  • India🇮🇳
  • Pakistan🇵🇰

And we get messages from students daily saying how much they love FoondaMate:

Students aren't the only ones loving FoondaMate though...

TrendWatching has nominated FoondaMate as one of the 21 most impactful innovations for 2021, noting that "In 2021, the demand for creative ways to provide access to all will be higher than ever."

And that could not be more true - 315M students across the global South need access to online learning.

We are currently focusing on Africa, as this is a market the founders have expertise in. Our goal is to reach 1M users in Africa before actively trying to expand into LATAM and SEA. However, we are already seeing organic growth in these regions!!

Your investment will help us reach our next fundable milestone of 1M users

To do this we will need to grow FoondaMate to a team of 8, including 2 engineers, 2 customer support staff, 1 sales rep and the two founders.

We will also begin spending money on paid marketing, working to acquire even more users.

The FoondaMate team is on a mission to democratise access to education. We have seen first hand that FoondaMate provides a scalable way to do this.

If you share of core belief that equal access to education will substantially improve the lives of millions of students across the developing world, we would love to have you as an investor.

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