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Andela: Latest News
Tom Jackson, 2:10 am AFKI Original
It was another landmark year in the development of the African tech sector, with major launches, big funding rounds and significant buyouts. From the increased interest in incubating African startups to massive investments in the likes of Andela, 2017 has been a positive year for African tech on many fronts, and 2018 will no doubt build on the momentum that is now present throughout the continent thanks to a successful year.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:51 am
Andela, a startup that trains and outsources African coders to work for global firms, has secured a Series C round of funding to continue the company’s expansion. The Lagos and Nairobi-based startup that recruits Africa’s best software developers has successfully raised $40 million in the most recent round of funding. The substantial investment was led by Pan-African venture firm CRE Venture Capital, while other investors include DBL Partners, Amplo, Salesforce Ventures, and Africa-focused TLcom Capital.
Tom Jackson, 10:02 am AFKI Original
Africa is outsourcing great tech jobs to skilled workers on other continents. There are tens of thousands of unfilled software jobs on a continent plagued by unemployment, especially among its digitally savvy youth. Digital skills training is vital to Africa’s future, says the co-founder of CodeX, one of many companies in Africa trying to address the shorfall. Many of the continent’s challenges can be solved with tech solutions, but ultimately they must be solved by the people who understand the problems intimately – Africans themselves. Help is on the way. Here are some of the companies offering skills training in Africa.
Tom Jackson, 2:27 am AFKI Original
Zuckerberg’s visit to Sub-Saharan Africa, though not having his holiday snaps at hand from the last few years I cannot confirm whether he has, say, sat on a beach in Zanzibar or been to the top of Table Mountain in the past. Startup-land went doolally as the Facebook boss – the seventh richest man in the world – hung out with entrepreneurs and developers at the Lagos Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB) and the iHub in Nairobi,
Dana Sanchez, 11:52 am
There’s a shortage of software developers in the U.S. Demand for coders is huge and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is investing in Andela to train African engineers who don’t always get the opportunity to become programmers. Much of the external investment in online African ventures has been European. Silicon Valley was slow to invest in African digital start-ups. Andela is an exception.
Dana Sanchez, 10:30 am
There are 1.8 million open technology jobs in the U.S. alone. A Nigeria-based school for African tech geniuses, Andela pays the best and brightest to learn coding and software development, and then finds them jobs at U.S. companies. Andela has raised $10 million-plus from more than 10 investors, including Steve Case (co-founder of AOL); U.S.-based fund Spark Capital; Omidyar Network, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks.
Staff, 2:02 am
Andela, a startup constructing computer science educations programs across Africa, has raised a Series A round led by Spark Capital. The round is believed to worth more than $10 million. Andela was founded by Canadian entrepreneur Ian Carnevale, as well as Jeremy Johnson, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, and Christina Sass.
Kevin Mwanza, 5:29 am
Talent accelerator, Andela has marked its official launch with a seed round of funding to train another set of developers in Africa. The bright developers chosen by the startup for the training will earn up to $500 monthly stipend (over N80,000), while they get trained to become world-class developers ready to satisfy the need of top firms globally, who require quality.
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