Andela, a New York City-based talent accelerator, raised a seed funding round of undisclosed amount.
Backers included Steve Case, Omidyar Network, Founder Collective, Rothenberg Ventures, Learn Capital, Melo7 Tech Partners, and Chris Hughes.
Founded by CEO Jeremy Johnson, a serial education technology entrepreneur and co-founder of 2U, Andela produces developers and then connects them with global employers.
The company, which has been in private beta since June, uses a combination of proprietary and third-party assessments to source talent globally, and provides a certification course and 24/7 support for employers looking to bolster their technical teams.
The startup’s inaugural class of developers is based in Lagos, Nigeria, where 5,200 applicants competed for the first 28 slots.