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Four years into its mission to emerge one of the best coding academies in the Gulf region, Kuwait-based Coded seems to be just on the right track. More so now than ever that the company has successfully wooed some of the most prominent investors operating in the region.

Coded announced earlier in the week that it received $1.3 million from a number of VC heavyweights including 500 Startups, Sharq Capital, Sijam Ventures, Sidab Lab, and Abdullah AL-Zabin. 

For those unfamiliar with the platform, Coded’s success can be partially attributed to the fact that its programs are also available in Arabic, which enables a wider range of youth to join the academy online and offline. 

The company kicked off a series of boot camps dubbed Barmej Online Bootcamps to empower every Arab interested in coding to learn the trade. These boot camps provided participants with an exhaustive and hands-on coding experience under the guidance of experienced trainers. The ultimate objective of the program was to help tech-savvy youth to prepare for higher quality job opportunities.

As of today, Barmej is helping more than 200,000 users on eight different free learning tracks encompassing different programming languages. Because of its wider reach into aspiring coders from the region, Coded was also chosen to be a partner of the iconic 1 Million Arab Coders program.

Additionally, the company was also named one of the top-100 startups to have come out of the Middle East and North Africa by the World Economic Forum.