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Software development company Andela doubles its funding

Andela, a software company backed by the Chan-Zuckerberg initiative, has announced a successful fund raise from the Series C Funding.

Presently, Andela has invited Kenyan programmers to apply for its Google-backed Learning program. The tech firm was founded in 2014 to “solve the shortage of high quality talent.” It has offices in Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda and employs 500 developers.

It has now raised sh.4 billion from the Series C Funding, to double its fund pool. One of Andela’s aims, now, is to double its number of developers.

CEO, Jeremy Johnson said, “Over the past 3 years, we’ve helped prove to the World that brilliance is evenly distributed. It’s now time to prove that our model of investing in extraordinary people isn’t just viable, but revolutionary.

Increasingly, African technologists will be launching  high-impact companies and solving some of the world’s most pressing problems, and this round (of funding) will help that happen faster.”

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