Andela: Africa's AWS for Talent
Five years after the company's founding, Andela, a company that built and trained remote engineering teams, became arguably Africa's greatest technology unicorn. By January 2019, Andela raised $100 million in Series D funding. As Andela looked to scale in an increasingly competitive landscape, its goal was to democratize trust and become an "Amazon Web Services" (AWS) for software engineering talent. With their windfall investment and the advent of COVID, Andela had to figure out their "2.0 model" to permit scaling. How would Andela stack up in a growing landscape of global remote talent companies? Could Andela become not just Africa's, but the world's AWS for trusted software engineering talent?