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African-Focused Talent Network Andela Announces Global Expansion to Lead 'The Future of Work'

New York-based startup Andela is building up its remote engineering base to expand into other territory across the globe. Today, the global talent network — which connects companies with vetted, remote engineers in emerging markets — announced its global expansion efforts to accept applications from engineering talent in Latin and South America. By moving into these new regions, Andela’s client base will have an opportunity to lean on regional expertise and nuances to help bolster their international growth. Andela’s track-record has proven to secure opportunities for remote engineers with businesses all over the world. Its esteemed reputation is what will allow the startup company to continue supporting global talent moving forward. A press release shared with AfroTech reports that the startup has achieved a 750% increase in applications outside of Africa over the last six months, and a 500% increase within the continent. Now accepting applications from 37 countries across five...

Apr 19, 2021

African Outsourcing Startup Andela Announces $100 Million Funding Round Led By Al Gore's Firm

Andela, the engineering outsourcing company that trains African developers to work remotely for American corporations, has received $100 million in a funding round led by former U.S Vice President Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management. Andela builds engineering teams of software developers throughout Africa. So far, the company has 1,000 workers in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, and Nigeria, and they work with more than 200 companies. “As the war for talent continues, there’s one macro trend that is both enabling Andela’s growth and powering many of the companies that have found a competitive edge: distributed work,” Andela CEO and Co-Founder Jeremy Johnson said in a blog post announcing the funding round. Bloomberg’s Joshua Brustein points out that one thing that makes Andela so attractive to firms like Generation is that there’s an argument that remote work can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and sustainability is a major mission of Gore’s firm. Other Andela investors include the...

Jan 25, 2019