Andela, a Lagos, Nigeria-based selective technology training program in Africa, raised a Series A round of funding.
The financial terms of the deal weren’t announced.
The round was led by Spark Capital with participation from Omidyar Network, LearnCapital and other investors from North America and Africa. In conjunction with the funding, Spark Capital general partner Alex Finkelstein, is joining the Andela board.
The company intends to use the funds to expand across Africa to meet the growing demand for remote software developers in the United States and Europe.
Launched in 2014 by CEO Jeremy Johnson, Andela finds Africa’s talent and trains them to become software developers and connects them with companies remotely around the world. It aims to train 100,000 developers in Africa over the next 10 years.
Clients range from Fortune 100 companies including Microsoft, to fast-growing technology companies like Udacity.