Nigerian online learning platform uLesson has secured US$15 million in a Series B funding round from Nielsen Ventures and Tencent, as well as existing investors Owl Ventures, TLcom Capital, and Founder Collective.
Founded in 2019, uLesson offers online tutoring, video lessons and personalized live homework help for primary and secondary school learners via its app.
Its users are from Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, The Gambia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, the United States, and the United Kingdom, with Nigeria remaining the largest market.
In the past year, uLesson saw its average daily users increase by 430% in 2021, and paying users grow by 600%.
With the capital, uLesson plans to continue to invest in product development, strengthen its core technology and add cohort-based learning features, as well as add more content.