EXCLUSIVE: Cameroonian Start-up, usePULSE Raises $10,000 in Seed Funding
usePULSE, the social/geo-location service that aims to reshape the way education is served in Africa and make African education more social and enjoyable has received $10,000 in seed funding from Cameroonian Investment Group, a US-based private fund.
The service, launched in (beta) last September, allows any university to own and operate its own high-end online students services at a low cost, without having to deploy any technical infrastructure.
usePULSE also allows University lecturers to communicate faster and cheaper to their students and enables students to receive updates from their teachers and classmates via SMS, web or email.
usePULSE plans to use the fund to accelerate development of the platform, organise training sessions at various partner Universities as well as acquire tablet devices and launch the pilot test.
The platform would launch in five Cameroonian universities in 2012 and is expected to attract 50,000 users by year-end 2012.
The Cameroonian-based start-up was co-founded by Leslie Tita and Horace Fonkwe.