With fresh funding, Edukasyon.ph focuses on building new features

Published September 5, 2020, 2:43 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

After securing continued funding, Edukasyon.ph, an education technology platform in the Philippines, said it will focus on building new features, deepening its student engagement, and offering more educational counseling.

Edukasyon.ph had earlier announced that it has closed the second tranche of its Series A financing round with an undisclosed amount. Investors in the edtech startup for this second tranche include Alternate Ventures, French Partners, Lorinet Foundation, KSR Ventures, and Mustard Seed.

“In the past five years, we’ve grown Edukasyon.ph from a search-and-apply website to a holistic platform that guides students through day-to-day choices on education, career and lifestyle,” said Edukasyon.ph founder and CEO Henry Motte-Muñoz.

With the continued Series A funding, Edukasyon.ph will build new features, improve student engagement, and will offer more educational counseling.

“We’re grateful for investors and partners who continue to support us in creating tech-driven solutions that empower our Filipino students to thrive no matter what path they choose,” Muñoz added.

Launched in 2015, Edukasyon.ph offers 10 million annual student visitors an online marketplace to search, compare, and apply to higher education institutions and online courses, a platform to engage with leading corporations, foundations, and non-profit organizations, and a resource for guidance and advice to pursue a successful path from education to career.

Since the initial close of its Series A financing round announced in Q4 2019, Edukasyon.ph has reached milestone achievements, including its fully rebranded platform, 700 listed school partners in the Philippines and abroad, and 500,000 registered student users.

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Edukasyon.ph, like other edtech startups in the region, has seen many positive trends in the education sector. “In addition to our startup’s growth, COVID-19 has enabled us to help accelerate the digital transformation of our education ecosystem,” said Chief Marketing and Partnerships Officer Grace David.

David added that since the start of community quarantine, Edukasyon.ph fielded 100,000 student inquiries which is 20 times more than the average pre-pandemic. “We’re proud that our students’ growing need for resources has been met with partners across industries who are leveraging Edukasyon.ph to ensure access to information, tools and other learning opportunities that help secure the future of our Gen Z youth,” she added.