Mana.bo raises $2.4m as it shakes up Japan’s cram schools

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Mana.bo, which started off with the aim to shake up Japan’s US$10 billion juku, or cram school industry, just raised US$2.4 million in fresh funds as it plans to expand its reach beyond online classes.

The new round of money is from Z-Kai, a big tutoring chain in the country.

The students are preparing for Japan’s rigorous college entrance exams.

The funding will be used to “maximize the combination” of Z-Kai’s in-person teaching...

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