Malaysia edtech firm AOne has secured $500,000 in seed funding. In a separate development, AdaKerja, an Indonesia-based online blue-collar jobs marketplace, has raised $1 million from Singapore-based VC firm Beenext.
AOne raises $500K seed round
Malaysia edtech firm AOne has secured as much as $500,000 in a seed funding round led by early-stage VC firm Wavemaker Partners, according to an announcement.
The edtech startup plans to use the funding to drive market expansion across Southeast Asia, as well as enhance its current product offerings in the education sector.
Earlier in April 2020, AOne received MYR 200,000 from ScaleUp Ventures Malaysia as well as an MYR 300,000 grant from Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, a government agency that helps promising tech startups in Malaysia to commercialize their business plans.
Founded in 2015, AOne brings together a B2C marketplace and B2B backend management software for all kinds of local enrichment lessons across Southeast Asia.
AOne claims to serve over 800 enrichment centres, managing over 50,000 lessons and more than 100,000 learners and educators across multiple cities, with the majority of them located in Malaysia and Singapore.
AdaKerja bags $1m from Beenext
AdaKerja, an Indonesia-based online blue-collar jobs marketplace, has secured $1 million from Singapore-based VC firm Beenext, e27 reported.
With this, the total funding raised by the startup stands at $1.4 million to date. The fresh funding will be used to further develop AdaKerja’s technology and product offerings.
Founded last year, AdaKerja is an HR platform, connecting blue-collar workers with micro small medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the archipelago.
It claims to have over 600,000 complete job-seeker profiles and 10,000 businesses on its platform to date.