uLesson is an edtech startup that is building an app to help African students be the very best they can be.

uLesson's service is built to specifically serve African needs across the board.

uLesson was founded in 2019 by Sim Shagaya. The company is based in Lagos, Nigeria.


uLesson first launched by providing a product pack of SD cards and dongles with pre-recorded videos for K-12 students. They can either access lessons via streaming or use the SD cards to download and store the content.


uLesson has introduced new features for an all-encompassing edtech play for this demographic. It added quizzes and a homework help feature to connect students with tutors from universities.


uLesson also launched a one-to-many live class feature with polls and leaderboards and a one-to-one live experience for DevKids, a coding class independent of the core uLesson platform. So far, the uLesson app has 2M downloads, over 12.3M videos have been watched, with 25.6M questions answered on the platform.


uLesson is backed by Tencent, Nielsen Ventures, Owl Ventures, TLcom Capital, LocalGlobe, and Founder Collective. The company raised $15M in Series B round on Dec 10, 2021. This brings uLesson's total funding to $25.6M to date.



  • Year founded: 2019
  • Funding Info: $25.6M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Lagos
  • State: Lagos
  • Country: Nigeria
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