Remoteli, a Ghana-based tech expertise startup that connects African tech skills with distant office companies, has raised £250,000 ($314,824) in pre-seed funding to scale operations and develop throughout Africa.
The funding spherical was led by Jeremie Frimpong, a Ghanaian-Dutch skilled footballer who performs for granted wing-back for Bundesliga membership Bayern Leverkusen. Frimpong’s funding follows a development of soccer stars backing tech startups. In 2023, French soccer gamers, Aurelien Tchouameni, Jules Kounde, and Mike Maignan participated in a $3 million funding round for StarNews Cell, an African cellular video community.
Samuel Brooksworth, Remoteli’s founder, instructed TechCabal that he started the corporate after discovering the hole that existed between proficient younger graduates who couldn’t discover employment and decision-makers from varied organisations that struggled to grow their business throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The first purpose of our partnership with Jeremie Frimpong is to propel Remoteli in direction of our formidable goal of facilitating employment for 1 million folks by 2030,” Brooksworth instructed TechCabal.
A part of that partnership with Frimpong includes the Pathways undertaking that can deal with the problem of guiding younger footballers whose careers didn’t pan out. Pathways undertaking provides new alternatives, and with Remoteli’s help in coaching and upskilling, these athletes can unlock potential careers off the pitch.
Frimpong shares Brooksworth’s optimism and believes in including worth to extra folks’s lives. “I invested as a result of I consider in what Remoteli is making an attempt to do. I care rather a lot about creating folks and locations that don’t have loads of alternatives as a result of that’s the background I come from. When Samuel pitched the concept to me, I purchased in instantly,” the footballer instructed TechCabal in an interview.
Remoteli says it has strategically targeted on bootstrapping and minimal fundraising to maximise natural progress. The startup boasts of AI-powered software program that matches organizations with certified tech expertise. Additionally it is creating a set of instruments and assets designed to empower corporations worldwide by connecting them with proficient and bold African professionals. These embody undertaking administration instruments, seamless communication channels, time monitoring, invoicing options, and customizable options tailor-made to every organisation’s wants.
The startup claims to have employed over 100 people straight and supported over 100 devoted purchasers. It not too long ago expanded to Kigali, Rwanda, and plans to increase operations to a number of different African international locations in 2024. Remoteli has its eyes on a Collection A spherical later this yr.