Daily Markup #455: Gnowbe offers $10M in scholarships to elevate adult learning experiences; Carousell set to merge with property portal in the Philippines; Retailo partnership offers credit to over 50,000 retailers to scale their businesses

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Microlearning in action

  • Creators looking to level up on educational content production, look no further. 500-backed edtech startup Gnowbe announced US$10 million in scholarships for training and certification in a digital skill that is in high demand – Microlearning Instructional Design (MID).
  • It is the art and science of creating bite-sized, social, e-learning experiences leveraging storytelling, gamification, and behavior.
  • Why is this important? “People want meaningful engagement with the content that’s most relevant to them,” said So-Young Kang, CEO of Gnowbe.
  • The startup believes that with people increasingly seeking out educational content in mobile formats, this new capability will empower creators to design more engaging and effective multimedia learning experiences for their learners.
  • Read more here and apply for the scholarship here.

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Making secondhand a safe bet

  • “We have always strived to make sure there is every kind of thing for every kind of person,” said Djon Nacario, Philippines General Manager of 500-backed Carousell, adding that the country is the most receptive market for secondhand goods in greater Southeast Asia.
  • The marketplace is set to merge with Property24, an online property portal. “This will provide an effective online platform for leading real estate developers, agencies, and brokers to help them showcase their property listings to a wider audience of qualified prospective buyers, including the 4.62 million monthly visitors on Carousell,” Djon said.
  • He also spoke of Carousell’s recent partnership with Premium Warranty Services Philippines, Inc. (PWSPI) to launch the Carousell Autos Inspected and Warranty program.
  • As of February 2022, over 6,000 cars are listed on the platform, and Carousell wants to provide buyers of second-hand cars with confidence and peace of mind.
  • Get more details here.

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Serving small retailers

  • Quick, feasible, and affordable access to smart credit is now available to over 50,000 retailers on 500-backed Retailo’s platform, thanks to a first-of-its kind buy now, pay later partnership with Muawin, a digital lending firm.
  • This is envisioned to be a long-term partnership that will enable thousands of underserved retailers to grow their businesses faster, all through a single app.
  • Co-founder of Retailo, Wahaj Ahmed said, “Retailo’s mission is to use technology to improve the lives of underserved, and empower 10 million retailers across MENAP. We have made deep inroads in digitizing supply chains, and our partnership with Muawin will allow us to provide credit lines to SME retailers which will increase their business and income.”
  • The two companies also plan to expand the partnership into more verticals in the future, including growing their operations across major cities of Pakistan.
  • Read the full article here.


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