Nigeria’s Andela raises USD400 million to further scale

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Nigerian-based technology development and training startup, Andela has just raised USD400 million, PageOne Reports.

Jeremy Johnson, Co-founder of Andela confirmed the new raise as a move to further increase the depth of offering provided by Andela.

“Andela is investing in our continent’s future technology leaders, who are already playing a much-needed role in solving both African and global problems,” explained Seni Sulyman, country director of Andela Nigeria. “With each new partnership, we are simultaneously proving to the global tech industry that brilliance is evenly distributed irrespective of gender, culture, or nationality. As we unleash an entire generation of technologists, we will secure Africa’s role as an equal partner working alongside the rest of the world to advance human potential.”

Backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, and Spark Capital, Andela focuses on the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.

SOURCE: https://pageone.ng/2017/10/10/nigerias-andela-raises-usd400-million-scale/

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