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zookal.com

Founded Year

2011

Stage

Series B | Alive

Total Raised

$11.6M

Last Raised

$9.8M | 2 yrs ago

About Zookal

Zookal operates an online marketplace for students to buy and rent textbooks. Students can also make money through Zookal by selling their old books. Other services offered include a marketplace for notes, where students from around Australia can come to buy and sell study materials.

Zookal Headquarter Location

Ground Floor 645 Harris Street Ultimo

Sydney, New South Wales, 2007,

Australia

02 9281 0778

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Latest Zookal News

Booktopia and Zookal team up for education

Apr 13, 2021

Booktopia and Zookal team up for education Staff Writers 2021-04-13 Booktopia, Australia’s largest online book seller, has announced a strategic partnership with Zookal, one of the leading educational technology platforms in the Asia-Pacific region. The deal will see Booktopia become Zookal’s fulfilment partner for physical books, from a catalogue of over 185,000 titles. This will strengthen Booktopia’s already significant reach into the education market, which saw it acquire the assets of the Co-Op Bookshop last year. Already in 2021, Booktopia says education and corporate sales have surged to $53 million — a 40 per cent increase in the disrupted 2020 academic year. Tony Nash, CEO, Booktopia For its part, Zookal sees the opportunity to grow its core platform and take advantage of the opportunity presented by recent growth demand for education technology. According to Co-CEO Ahmed Haider, “Handing the fulfilment function to Booktopia allows us to focus on the continued growth of our SaaS ed-tech platform, which has surged in recent times due to COVID and leave book delivery to a trusted partner.” The deal also gives Booktopia access to Zookal’s popular educational resources, such as Zookal Study, Homework Help, Test Prep and Textbook Answers. It provides strategic relationships with suppliers as well as improved asset utilisation and economies of scale at Booktopia’s distribution centre at Lidcombe in Sydney’s west. Zookal’s Alexandria distribution centre will be decommissioned. Booktopia CEO Tony Nash said “Education remains one of our fastest-growing segments and our partnership with Zookal will ensure we are continuing to grow our penetration into this sector.”  Educational book sales accounted for about 25 per cent of Booktopia’s revenue last financial year, and the company estimates that the sector is worth over $1 billion. Efficiency At the start of last year Booktopia compiled a war chest $20 million – $8 million in cash and $12million in debt – to further invest in automation and enhance the capacity and efficiency at its Sydney distribution centre. The equity was raised from a consortium of private investors led by Su-Ming Wong, Co-Founder & CEO of Champ Ventures who will join the Board of Booktopia and John Sampson, Founder & CEO of JBS Investments. The founding shareholders retain majority control and Booktopia will continue to be an independent Australian-owned business.

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  • When was Zookal founded?

    Zookal was founded in 2011.

  • Where is Zookal's headquarters?

    Zookal's headquarters is located at Ground Floor, Sydney.

  • What is Zookal's latest funding round?

    Zookal's latest funding round is Series B.

  • How much did Zookal raise?

    Zookal raised a total of $11.6M.

  • Who are the investors of Zookal?

    Investors of Zookal include Wee Hur Holdings, Koh Boon Hwee, Bernard Sabrier, Filtro Investments and Omer Regev.

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