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EDGE Tutor International Announces Seed Round Funding

Updated: Jan 26

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Singapore-based Edtech startup, EDGE Tutor International, has announced the successful completion of its seed round, securing an undisclosed amount in funding, according to Founder and CEO Henry Motte-de la Motte.

EDGE Tutor offers high-quality online tutors, boasting an acceptance rate of less than 5%. These engaged and competitively priced tutors are made available to tutoring companies across 20+ countries in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. The secured funds will be utilized to expedite growth in these markets, expand tutor operations, and enrich the product lineup.

“We are thrilled about the rapid growth of EDGE Tutor and remain intensely focused on scaling up with both existing and new clients, reinforcing tutor operations, and aiming for profitability by the next year,” stated Henry Motte-de la Motte.

The round was led by M V Partners and Seaborne Capital. Additionally, Kaya Founders, Ideaspace, Orvel Ventures, Lorinet Foundation, PayMongo CEO Jojo Malolos, Kalibrr CEO Paul Rivera, and Foxmont Co-founder Mark Kooijman participated in the round.

Joining Motte-de la Motte in leading EDGE Tutor International are seasoned professionals with a combined experience of five decades in recruiting, training, managing, and developing world-class Filipino teachers from distinguished organizations such as Education First, 51Talk, and VIPKID.

In a significant development, EDGE Tutor International is pleased to announce Cecilia Calvo as the Chief Operating Officer. Calvo attributes the growth of EDGE Tutor to the dedication of tutors who have been passionately supporting students since day one.

"We strategically partnered with global tutoring leaders who share our deep appreciation for educators, recognizing their scarcity as a valuable resource. Our approach to addressing the global teacher shortage is centered on unleashing the potential of Filipino teachers worldwide. Since inception, our team has prioritized placing teachers at the heart of everything we do," noted Calvo. Collaborating with like-minded partners, EDGE Tutor not only creates career paths for teachers but also showcases the academic excellence of Filipino educators to the world.

EDGE Tutor has more than 100 openings for both team members and tutor roles.Interested parties can explore opportunities on their LinkedIn and Kalibrr pages.

Currently, EDGE Tutor has successfully trained over 1,300 licensed teachers in evidence-based methodologies and strategies for online teaching. These teachers undergo a rigorous screening process, with only 5% of applicants being accepted. All teachers possess the necessary certifications and participate in regular training to continuously enhance their skills.


For further information, please visit EDGE Tutor International’s website at

For inquiries, clarifications, or interview requests, please contact Jess Rigunan at or reach out via mobile at +63915 373 7837.


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