Popular app that helps teens pass exams secures A* from investors

The Telegraph is reporting that an app that helps GSCE and A-level students revise for their exams has raised £1.2m from investors to target more teenagers and roll out a number of new, paid-for products. 

Gojimo, which was launched six years ago by George Burgess at the age of just 17, offers quiz questions and revision modules for every subject featured in the school curriculum and is used by 20pc of students…

Boris Johnson’s London Co-Investment Fund took part in this latest round, investing alongside its partner, the early-stage fund Firestartr. 

Gojimo also closed an oversubscribed funding round on the crowdfunding platform CrowdBnk, which contributed to the total. 

“Our long-term vision is to be the world’s number one provider of digital supplementary education,” said Mr Burgess, now 23, explaining that “supplementary” means any curriculum-based learning that takes place outside the classroom…

Gojimo currently offers its 180,000 quizzes for free but is hoping that premium content – such as a question bank to help learners pass their driving theory test – will help monetise the platform…

Gojimo aggregates content from publishers such as the Oxford University Press to offer learning tools to users. Its technology allows it to update the app very quickly to reflect changes to the curriculum, unlike traditional publishers…

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