Andela acquires Certified, a worldwide platform for assessing technical skills

Andela acquires Certified, a worldwide platform for assessing technical skills

Andela has acquired a 100% stake in Qualified, an evaluation platform that certifies high engineering skills. The deal, which was finalised at an undisclosed sum, will add about 3.6 million engineering skills to Andela’s international neighborhood. These skills have been beforehand customers of Codewars, a web based neighborhood run by Certified that permits technical skills to compete amongst themselves and develop sensible coding expertise by way of gamified challenges. 

In a press release shared with TechCabal, Andela’s CEO and co-founder, Jeremy Johnson, expressed pleasure about Andela’s rising skill to seek out and qualify skills.“With the Certified acquisition, Andela expands and accelerates our skill to supply and expertly assess expertise,” he stated. 

“Labour marketplaces are constrained by inefficiencies between provide, demand, and high quality. Certified permits us to deal with these inefficiencies by offering the licensed proper expertise on the proper time. Firms will proceed to belief that expertise sourced by way of Andela has the wanted expertise no matter the place they stay and work,” Johnson added

This shall be Andela’s first publicly introduced acquisition, and it comes on the again of the corporate’s renewed focus on senior developers. Backed by over $381 million in VC funding, Andela has grown to help vibrant technical expertise communities in over 170 nations globally. Notably, the corporate has a concentrate on rising markets—like Nigeria, the place it first began operations in 2014.

Chatting with the chances that the deal brings, CEO and co-founder of Certified, Jake Hoffner, maintained that the expanded Andela product will enable firms to rent software program engineers by way of processes that may reveal what their on-the-job efficiency can be.

“The tech trade has traditionally relied on hiring practices which have confirmed to be ineffective. The expanded platform will enable firms to create hiring processes for software program engineers which are predictive of their on-the-job efficiency. As well as, we offer firms and our rising tech neighborhood an even bigger, broader, and higher alternative to attach globally,” he stated

Certified manufacturers itself because the world’s simplest platform for assessing software program engineers, and has a clientele listing that features Fb, Zoom, and Klarna.

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