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  Andela has completed the acquisition of Qualified, an assessment platform that certifies highly skilled engineering talents. The deal’s financial details were not disclosed, but Andela now holds a 100% stake in Qualified. This acquisition adds around 3.6 million engineering talents to Andela’s global community who were previous users of Codewars. Codewars is an online community run by Qualified that provides a platform for technical talents to engage in competitive challenges that develop their practical coding skills through gamification.
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Andela’s CEO and co-founder, Jeremy Johnson, conveyed his enthusiasm for the company’s increasing capability to discover and evaluate talented individuals in a statement obtained by He stated that
“With the acquisition of Qualified, Andela enhances and expedites our capacity to identify and thoroughly assess talent.”
“Labour marketplaces are constrained by inefficiencies between supply, demand, and quality. Qualified allows us to address those inefficiencies by providing the certified right talent at the right time. Companies will continue to trust that talent sourced through Andela has the needed skills regardless of where they live and work,”
Johnson added
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Andela has announced its first-ever acquisition, following the company’s renewed emphasis on hiring senior developers. With more than $381 million in venture capital funding, Andela has expanded to provide support for thriving technical talent communities in more than 170 countries worldwide, with a particular focus on emerging markets such as Nigeria, where it began operations in 2014. According to Jake Hoffner, CEO and co-founder of Qualified, the acquisition will bring new possibilities, allowing businesses to hire software engineers using processes that reveal their job performance. This expanded Andela product offering is poised to revolutionize the recruitment process for software engineers.
“The tech industry has historically relied on hiring practices that have proven to be ineffective. The expanded platform will allow companies to create hiring processes for software engineers that are predictive of their on-the-job performance. In addition, we provide companies and our growing tech community a bigger, broader, and better opportunity to connect globally,”
he said
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Qualified is positioned as the most efficient platform globally for evaluating software engineers and boasts an impressive roster of clients, such as Facebook, Zoom, and Klarna. Featured Image Source: Benjamin Dada
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This article was first published on 16th March 2023


Nnaemeka is an academic scholar with a degree in History and International Studies from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also a creative writer, content creator, storyteller, and social analyst.

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