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Andela Has Secured $100M in Series D Funding Round to Build Distributed Engineering Teams and Power the Future of Work.

Andela, the company building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software developers, today announced the completion of a $100M Series D funding. The round was led by Generation Investment Management with participation from existing investors including Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, Spark Capital, and CRE Venture Capital. The most recent financing brings Andela’s total venture funding to $180M.  Andela was founded in 2014 to connect Africa’s engineering talent with the demand for software developers worldwide. In four years, Andela has assessed more than one hundred thousand applicants, hired one thousand software developers, and integrated them into hundreds of companies, such as Safaricom, Percolate, and InVision.  

 

With the Series D funding, Andela will accelerate the development of its technology platform to identify, develop and match talent at scale. By doing so, Andela will provide its customers with the data they need to understand developer performance and better manage distributed teams. The company will also expand its presence across Africa to meet the global demand for high-quality engineering talent.

“It’s increasingly clear that the future of work will be distributed, in part due to the severe shortage of engineering talent,” says Jeremy Johnson, co-founder and CEO of Andela. “Given our access to incredible talent across Africa, as well as what we’ve learned from scaling hundreds of engineering teams around the world, Andela is able to provide the talent and the technology to power high-performing teams and help companies adopt the distributed model faster.”

“Andela has been a critical player in Nigeria’s technology revolution,” says Omowale David-Ashiru, Country Director at Andela. “Due to our unwavering commitment to our mission throughout the last four years, Andela has grown into a thriving platform for hundreds of technologists in Nigeria. With this investment, Andela will accelerate the development of Africa’s best tech talent in Nigeria and beyond.”

“Generation’s investment in Andela resulted from our deep research into the future of work. We believe Andela is a transformational model to develop software engineers and deploy them at scale into the future enterprise,” says Lilly Wollman, Co-Head of Growth Equity at Generation Investment Management. “The global demand for software engineers far exceeds supply, and that gap is projected to widen. Andela’s leading technology enables firms to effectively build and manage distributed engineering teams. We are great admirers of the outstanding team, mission and culture Andela has built across two continents and five countries.”

With tech campuses in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda, Andela has been recognized as “The Best Place to Work in Africa.” In 2018, The Wall Street Journal named Andela as one of the twenty-five technology company to watch, and the year prior, Fast Company ranked Andela as the most innovative company in Africa. In 2019, Andela is projected to double in size, hiring another one thousand software developers and investing heavily in data, engineering, and product development.

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5 comments on “Andela Has Secured $100M in Series D Funding Round to Build Distributed Engineering Teams and Power the Future of Work.

  1. Kay says:

    TIA! 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾

  2. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, ANDELA WILL SOON BECOME A STRONGHOLD OF TECH IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD.
    ONE DAY, I WILL HAVE SOMETHING TANGIBLE TO DO WITH THIS NAME TOO…

  3. Princewill says:

    I like what they are doing, they hope to struggle and upcoming developers like us

  4. Kaybang says:

    Andela was founded in 2014 to connect Africa’s engineering talent with the demand for software developers worldwide. In four years, Andela has
    ▪assessed more than one hundred thousand applicants, hired one thousand software developers, and integrated them into hundreds of companies, such as Safaricom, Percolate, and InVision.
    ▪being recognized as “The Best Place to Work in Africa.” In 2018, The Wall Street Journal named Andela as one of the twenty-five technology company to watch, and the year prior, Fast Company ranked Andela as the most innovative company in Africa.

  5. JohnJuwel says:

    I FIRST HEARD OF ANDELA, WHEN MACK ZUCKERBERG THE (CEO OF FACEBOOK) CAME TO NIGERIA.
    THEN I THOUGHT ABOUT IT, THAT THERE MUST BE SOMETHING GREAT THAT DREW HIS ATTENTION TO ANDELA NIGERIA NOT ONLY ABOUT THE PRESENT STATE OF TECH nd INNOVATION BUT THE FUTURE OF IT THAT HE SAW.
    AND IN FEW YEARS TIME, WITH SUCH WALL STREET RECORD AND INVESTMENT OF THE MONEY ON TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION, THERE IS EVERY TENDENCY THAT FROM $180M ANDELA WILL BE WORTH BILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

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