- KSA-based edtech Playbook has raised a $700,000 pre-Seed round, led by 500 Global, Sanabil Investments, Faith Capital, Women Spark and a group of angel investors.
- Founded by Wafa AlObaidat, Ismahan Al Saad and Shreya Rammohan, Playbook looks to plug the learning gender gap by creating a female-focused learning ecosystem, where women can access classes in AI and other advanced digital and technical skills.
EdTech platform Playbook announces that it has closed pre-seed funding with $700,000. This round was backed by 500 Global, Sanabil Investments, Faith Capital, Women Spark among other angel investors.
Playbook is an edutainment platform for women with a mission to bridge the global gender gap and get more women into leadership roles. This happens through access to a diverse digital academy of masterclasses led by game-changing women leaders with future AI Technology integration and an engaged professional learning community.
The platform runs on a subscription-based model with annual subscription packages for individuals and teams. The high-production Masterclasses within Playbook Academy are led by women who reverse-engineer their playbook to success and share valuable takeaways with members that are actionable in their own personal and professional lives.
“We have always maintained a strong commitment as the leading Women Angel Investment Group based in Saudi to invest in Founders who share our vision and mission for the region and beyond. Playbook helps us further our mission to invest in accelerating the career growth cycle of the female talent pool and build more prosperous economies,” Deemah AlYahya, Founder of Women Spark, stated.
The community, also known as the campus, will enable social connections, discussions, on-demand mentorship, access to live events, job boards and other exciting perks. Members can learn how to lead like a CEO, negotiate like a minister, make decisions like a board member, problem solve like a scientist amongst several other fascinating themes that enables career development.
“We’re proud to support female-founded startups such as Playbook that we believe have the potential to scale regionally and globally. PLAYBOOK enters the market at the right time to present a solution to the public and private sector, as policymakers appear to increasingly institute SDG goals and more job opportunities open up for women,” Amal Dokhan, Partner, 500 Global MENA, said.
Playbook was founded by a fully female team of Wafa AlObaidat, Ismahan Al Saad and Shreya Rammohan.
“Our team isn’t just us. It’s the most successful women of our generation, the Masters who are working with us to build value-driven content and share it with an audience of millions, through the power of storytelling by women that look like, sound like and are relatable to our audience, we hope to enable women to get unstuck in their personal and professional lives and navigate their pain points with much more clarity and perspective as they learn from real-world scenarios and tactics,” Wafa AlObaidat, Founder & CEO Playbook, said.