Andela, the global talent network that connects companies with vetted, remote technical talent in emerging markets, has acquired Qualified, the leading technical skills assessment platform intended to identify, qualify, and certify top engineers.
The deal will enable Andela’s global talent community to expand with the addition of more than 3.6M engineering users via Codewars, an online community powered by Qualified that enables technical talent to compete and improve their practical coding skills in gamified challenges.
“With the Qualified acquisition, Andela expands and accelerates our ability to source and expertly assess talent,” said Jeremy Johnson, founder and CEO of Andela. “Labor 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.”
The global talent network helps companies scale their engineering teams up to 70% faster than internal recruiting, with a 96% match success rate. Hundreds of leading brands like GitHub, Cloudflare, and ViacomCBS trust . With a talent community in over 170 countries, Andela is backed by investors, including Generation Investment Management, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Spark Capital, and Google Ventures.The company was on Quartz’s list of Best Companies for Remote Workers 2022 .
Qualified.io is backed by investors such as Cornerstone OnDemand, Social Capital, and Dalus Capital. Mark Miller, Managing Partner, GHP Advisors served as an advisor to Qualified.io on the transaction.The company has worked with Industry-leading companies like Klarna, Facebook, and Zoom through Qualified.io’s developer-focused platform. Built from the same team behind the developer community Codewars,
Jake Hoffner, the Co-founder and CEO of Qualified, added, “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.”