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Acquisition Expands Platform and Expands Talent Network to Help Companies Build Better Teams Globally
NEW YORK, March 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Andela, the global network for remote technical talent, has acquired Qualified, the leading technical skills assessment platform for identifying, qualifying and certifying top engineers. Andela's global community of talent will also expand with the addition of more than 3.6 million engineering users through Codewars, an online community powered by Qualified that allows technical talent to compete and improve their practical coding skills. in gamified challenges.
"With the acquisition of Qualified, Andela expands and accelerates our ability to expertly source and evaluate talent," said Jeremy Johnson, founder and CEO of Andela. "Job markets are constrained by inefficiencies between supply, demand and quality. Qualified allows us to address those inefficiencies by providing the right certified talent at the right time. Companies will continue to trust that talent sourced through Andela has the necessary skills, regardless of where they live and work.
Jake Hoffner, Co-Founder and CEO of Qualified, added: "The technology industry has historically relied on hiring practices that have proven ineffective. The expanded platform will enable companies to create hiring processes for software engineers that predict their job performance. Plus, we're giving businesses and our growing tech community a bigger, broader, better opportunity to connect globally."
Andela is a global talent network connecting companies with vetted remote technical talent in emerging markets. The Andela platform helps companies scale their engineering teams up to 70% faster than recruiting from within, with a 96% success rate. Hundreds of leading brands like GitHub, Cloudflare, and ViacomCBS trust Andela to help build better teams quickly and cost-effectively. With a community of talent in more than 170 countries, Andela is supported by investors including Generation Investment Management, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Spark Capital and Google Ventures.
For more information on Andela, visit andela.com.
Qualified.io is the world's most effective platform for evaluating software engineers. Industry-leading companies like Klarna, Facebook and Zoom reap the benefits of assessing and training talent at scale through Qualified.io's developer-focused platform Created by the same team behind the Codewars developer community, Qualified.io has backed by investors including Cornerstone OnDemand, Social Capital and Dalus Capital. Mark Miller, Managing Partner at GHP Advisors, acted as an advisor to Qualified.io on the transaction.
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