Andela Goes Fully Remote, Sells Off All Its Assets

The company’s announcement follows reports that the software engineering firm was laying off 135 staff members due to the COVID-19 pandemic impact on its operations.

Before this move, the company initiated a series of layoffs that raised eyebrows in the tech sector, sparking online debate about the engineering talent development and outsourcing company’s fate.

But now the company seems to have settled on a working model that will see it take its operations from the office.

“While we’ve always been a leader in distributed work, we’ve now proven that we can operate fully remotely by delivering excellent work to our customers over the past couple of months. We will continue to ensure that our engineers have the infrastructure needed to operate at a world-class level,” Andela CEO, Jeremy Johnson, had stated in a Medium post.

WeeTracker reveals that before the recent layoff and changes, the company has been forced to adopt, Andela had over 1,300 employees across offices in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, and the United States.

The company CEO indicated that the change would allow the tech firm to “expand access to top talent” therefore “increase opportunities for the best engineers around the globe.” Johnson also added that Andela engineers would be playing on a level playing field, the result will reveal the company’s “extraordinary” talent.

Andela is an American company that has been in operation since its launch in 2014 and had campuses in Africa (Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, Egypt, Uganda, and Ghana). The company was headquartered in New York. The company is backed by investors including Spark Capital, Generation Investment Management, Serena Ventures, Chan Zuckerberg Education, and Omidyar Network.


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