So, Andela, a company that identifies and develops Africa’s most talented software developers, recently received 100 million dollars in Series D funding from new and existing investors.

According to a statement, it plans to use the money to hire a total of 1,000 software developers in 2019.

It also plans to use the funding to accelerate the development of its technology platform to identify, develop and match talent and expand its presence across Africa to meet global demand for engineering talent.

“It’s 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.

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“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.”

The company, which was founded in 2014, trains developers who now build products for Google, Facebook and IBM.

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