• Mark Zuckerberg Foundation Invests $24m In Nigerian IT Firm

    Mark Zuckerberg Foundation Invests $24m In Nigerian IT Firm

    Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy venture has made its first major investment, leading a funding round in Andela, a Nigerian startup that trains and recruits software developers in Africa.

    The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative LLC, created by Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, led a $24 million Series B funding in Andela, the startup said.

    Alphabet Inc’s GV, previously known as Google Ventures, was also part of the funding round. Co-founded by Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Andela selects the top one percent of tech […]