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The future of education: Noon Academy’s success hit

The future of education: Noon Academy’s success hit

“We’re building a global social learning platform that radically changes the way people learn, with the aim of positively impacting millions of students across the globe. Global Scale, Local Impact.” Noon quotes.

About the company:

Noon academy was started in the year 2013. It is a social platform where learning comes with different experiences of joy and fun. The creators of the company are AbdulazizAlSaeed and Mohammed Aldhalaan. In no time, the noon academy started to blossom. Currently, the platform is used by 10+ million students and around 8 countries round the globe. The platform lets the student learn rapidly with joyful experiences and celebrity teachers. Not just that, they can socialize with their friends too on the platform. They support the “student-first” concept and that’s what made them climb the ladder to success sooner.

The main office of the company is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The company focuses on industries such as E-learning, Ed-tech, Education and Tutoring. The goal of the company is to leave its footprints over more than 50 million students by the year 2023.

The funding:

The company was started in the year 2013. Till now the company has made $21.6 million as the total amount of their funding. The investors of the company are Raed venture, STV, NFX, SVC, SFX, Alturky holding and angel investors. Noon raised around $13 million in this June in order to accomplish their goal which is to get on board more than 50 million students by the year 2023.

The builders:


AbdulazizAlSaeed has his degrees in Financial Accounting from Harvard University, Engineering leadership from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his PHD in computer science from Newcastle University.

He was the executive director at C4iCAS from October 2015- September 2016. Currently he is the co-founder and COO of the company- The Noon Academy.

Mohammed Aldhalaan

Mohammed Aldhalaan4 Years to learn Strategy @ ELM company as the Strategic Alliances Executive Manager;he established a new function that handles acquisitions, investments, and JVs, and Worked full-time in a joint-engagement with McKinsey to formulate Elm’s 5-years growth strategy. Before that, he worked at SIDF as a credit officer where he thoroughlyanalyzed and granted loans to investments worth US$ 1 Billion. He holds a Computer Science degree from James Madison University in Virginia, U.S.

Advantages of the platform:

  • Student first
  • Flexible hours
  • Parental perks
  • Remote working
  • Making an impact
  • Personal growth
  • Autonomy & trust

Currently, the platform has headquarters at Riyadh, Cairo, Banglore and Lahore. The brand’s building and growing a lot more faster and greater.

Education is the first step for people to gain the knowledge, critical thinking, empowerment and skills they need to make this world a better place.

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