An African solution to the global tech talent shortage –

‘Eat, sleep, code, repeat,’ is the mantra in Andela’s Nairobi campus, home to a network of Africa’s brightest coders.

Taking the inspiration for its name from the late South African President Nelson Mandela, Andela Invests in Africa’s burgeoning network of software engineers.

Launched in Nigeria in 2014, and boasting Google Ventures and the Chan Zuckerburg Initiative among their financial backers, the firm has raised over $81 million in venture capital and counts more than 800 software developers on its books.

In addition to its offices in San Francisco and Austin, Andela’s African network now includes tech campuses in Nairobi, Lagos, Kampala and Kigali.

The Kigali campus is a pan-African office – the Rwandan capital was chosen because it has one of Africa’s…

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