Andela Raises Seed Funding

Andela_logo_noAndela, 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.
Andela developers specialize in the MEAN stack (Mongo.db, Express, Angular, and Node.js) of JavaScript based technologies.
The startup’s inaugural class of developers is based in Lagos, Nigeria, where 5,200 applicants competed for the first 28 slots.



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