British startup Gojimo has set out to aid student in preparing for big tests with a platform that offers access to thousands of relevant questions for a variety of exams.
The key to Gojimo’s popularity may be in the breadth of its coverage, as the service offers more than 180,000 exam questions for all major GSCE and A level subjects, 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance exams, and the International Baccalaureate, mapping them to the exam board’s syllabus, in order to enable students to prepare with only the most relevant content. And then, regardless of whether the student answers correctly or incorrectly, they are presented with a detailed explanation for the answer. Gojimo offers apps for Android and iOS for free, having opted to monetize their service by offering premium content that can be purchased for between 2-5 pounds.
George Burgess, who founded the startup when he was only 17, tells me that the service went live in January 2014 and helped more than 300,000 students in the United Kingdom (more than 20% of all GSCE and A level students) to prepare for exams this past May. Now, the startup has revealed that they have pulled in another $1.8 million in funding, bringing the total raised to just over $3 million, from a variety of sources, including Robin and Saul Klein, Deborah Quazzo of GSV Advisors, and seed-stage investment platform Firestartr, as well as an oversubscribed funding round on Crowdbnk. This latest round, added to backing that the startup had previously raised from Index Ventures and JamJar Investments, will enable the startup to boost the size of its London-based staff to 12.