Ethiopia’s Gebeya Inc. closed a Ksh200 million ($2M) seed round investment co-led by Partech, Orange Digital Ventures, and Consonance Investments Limited.
Gebeya, an Ed Tech and online software outsourcing Marketplace company, has graduated over 600 tech trainees. The firm matches the tech talent with start-ups in E-commerce, telecommunication, and finance across Africa and the world.
Furthermore, Gebeya commits to building the next generation workforce for a virtual 21st-century African Digital economy.
In 2019, Gebeya received $500,000 from International Finance Corporation to provide scholarships to 250 aspiring female software engineers.
Amadou Daffe, Gebeya CEO, says they will use the new funding to scale up training and marketplace services in Francophone Africa. Moreover, the firm will set up an online Africa talent platform that will position Gebeya as the go-to tech talent firm.
Gebeya positions itself at the fore front of the fourth industrial revolution enabling African start ups to access the qualified personnel suited for their projects.