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Andela secures $100M Series D funding

Andela recently announced the completion of a $100M Series D funding. The round was led by Generation Investment Management with...


Andela secures $100M Series D funding
Two of the 1000 Andela developers working out of their Lagos office.

Andela recently announced the completion of a $100M Series D funding. The round was led by Generation Investment Management with participation from existing investors including Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, Spark Capital, and CRE Venture Capital. The most recent financing brings Andela’s total venture funding to $180M.


With the Series D funding, Andela will accelerate the development of its technology platform to identify, develop and match talent at scale. By doing so, Andela will provide its customers with the data they need to understand developer performance and better manage distributed teams. The company will also expand its presence across Africa to meet the global demand for high-quality engineering talent.

increasingly clear that the future of work will be distributed, in part due to
the severe shortage of engineering talent,” says Jeremy Johnson, co-founder and
CEO of Andela. “Given our access to incredible talent across Africa, as well as
what we’ve learned from scaling hundreds of engineering teams around the world,
Andela is able to provide the talent and the technology to power high-performing
teams and help companies adopt the distributed model faster.”


“Kenya, and the African continent, is pivotal to the growth of our
increasingly digital world.” says Joshua Mwaniki, Country Director at Andela
Kenya. “In four years, Andela has integrated Kenyan technologists with hundreds
of leading engineering teams around the world. This latest round of funding
enables us to continue scaling and innovating with technology, whilst also
helping define Africa’s future in the tech landscape.”


investment in Andela resulted from our deep research into the future of work.
We believe Andela is a transformational model to develop software engineers and
deploy them at scale into the future enterprise,” says Lilly Wollman, Co-Head
of Growth Equity at Generation Investment Management. “The global demand for
software engineers far exceeds supply, and that gap is projected to widen.
Andela’s leading technology enables firms to effectively build and manage
distributed engineering teams. We are great admirers of the outstanding team,
mission and culture Andela has built across two continents and five countries.”

With tech campuses in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda, Andela
has been recognized as “The Best Place to Work in Africa.” In 2018, The Wall
Street Journal named Andela as one of the twenty-five technology company to
watch, and the year prior, Fast Company ranked Andela as the most innovative
company in Africa. In 2019, Andela is projected to double in size, hiring
another one thousand software developers and investing heavily in data,
engineering, and product development.

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