Nigerian expertise outsourcing and incubator firm TalentQL, which solely launched this month, has raised a US$300,000 pre-seed funding spherical led by Zedcrest Capital.
Based by Adewale Yusuf, Opeyemi Awoyemi and Akintunde Sultan, additionally co-founders of Techpoint Africa, Jobberman and DevCareer, TalentQL hires, develops and manages distant expertise for world firms.
The startup launched this month with plans to construct a pipeline of high quality expertise for African firms in addition to supply and handle prime native expertise for main worldwide companies. Its mannequin consists of constructing expertise campuses in less-crowded African cities with proximity to prime tertiary establishments.
“Our mission is to assist progressive firms construct strong distant groups and a pipeline of high quality expertise. This pre-seed funding permits us to kickstart this mission and we’re satisfied that what we’re doing at TalentQL will change the African expertise panorama,” mentioned Adewale Yusuf, TalentQL’s chief government officer (CEO).
“We consider that expertise is Africa’s best export and as such must be developed and refined. With over 60 per cent of the Nigerian inhabitants being beneath the age of 25, there isn’t any higher place than this nation to start constructing a house for Africa’s prime expertise.”
The US$300,000 funding spherical is led by Zedcrest Capital and in addition consists of native entrepreneurs and traders reminiscent of Kola Aina and Prosper Otemuyiwa. Zedcrest CEO Adedayo Amzat mentioned his firm was excited to be backing TalentQL, which turns into the twentieth startup in its “Ventures at Zedcrest” initiative.
“African abilities are undoubtedly competing favourably globally, and TalentQL’s work will broaden the accessible expertise pool to enhance additional Africa’s illustration within the world expertise expertise house,” he mentioned.
“It’s a no brainer to be betting on the workforce behind the TalentQL. They’re entrepreneurs who’ve constructed profitable companies, and we now have little doubt they may replicate the identical success right here.”