Founded by two U of T alumni, Mikael Cataldo and Osama Siddique, Kruzee, Canada’s first online driver’s education platform, has secured $500K in pre-seed funding to power its launch in Ontario.

As an innovative approach to traditional driving schools, Kruzee provides new drivers with access to top-rated driving instructors in their area and online theory lessons to be completed at their own pace. The platform puts students “back in the driver’s seat” by offering total flexibility in when, where, and with whom they learn to drive.

Investors in the pre-seed funding include early-stage Canadian venture fund N49P, Wattpad founder Ivan Yuen, Juno founder Heather Payne, and other automotive and insurance industry executives.

We’re using this investment to recruit the best instructors, develop curriculum, and build out our platform before we expand the model across North America,” said Siddique.

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