Organization Name: Andela

Focus Area: Adult Learners
Region: Africa
Sector: For Profit
Investment Year: 2014
Andela is home to great software engineering talent. Companies leverage their engineers and expertise with distributed teams to build products faster. Software engineers join Andela to advance their careers, work with global engineering teams, and learn from each other. Andela’s engineers work from Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Egypt and Ghana.

Why We Invested

In the US, for every one software developer looking for a job, there are 5 open job openings. Just in Africa, which is home to 1.2 billion people, there is a rapidly growing population of talent looking for career opportunities. Andela bridges that talent to opportuntity gap, enabling some of the world's best talent to access the best global opportunities, solving the global tech talent shortage and catalyzing the growth of local tech ecosystems.

What We've Learned

Our investment in Andela has reaffirmed our deep belief that brilliance is broadly distributed but opportunity is not. Andela has built the most elite engineering organization in Africa and has partnered with some of the world's top tech firms. Andela has shifted to better meet market demand by focusing on senior talent as it builds out its world-class team of remote team members.