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Talstack raises $850,000 in pre-seed funding to enable training of Africa’s workforce

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Talstack, an all-in-one platform aiming to upskill Africa’s workforce, has emerged as a solution to the challenges faced by Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), managers, and Human Resource (HR) administrators in African businesses.

With the demand for digital skills expected to surpass 200 million jobs in sub-Saharan Africa alone, Talstack aims to provide companies with comprehensive tools, materials, courses, and insights from renowned professionals and entrepreneurs.

To realize this vision, Talstack recently secured $850,000 in pre-seed funding from various investors, including Ventures Platform, TLcom, Voltron Capital, Golden Palm Investments, and a syndicate of experienced operators and angel investors.

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Co-founded by Seni Sulyman and Kayode Oyewole, Talstack is driven by the belief that, “Africa’s greatest potential lies in enabling its firms to compete globally through significant investments in talent growth and development.”

Currently, Talstack is focusing on building a robust course catalogue that covers highly sought-after cross-functional and domain skills and competencies.

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The platform is conducting a paid closed pilot program with a select group of high-growth firms to fine-tune its offerings.

The firm recognizes that Africa, known for having the world’s youngest population, needs to demonstrate a genuine demand for its services.

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Consequently, it plans to expand access to a broader range of employers in the second half of 2023.

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Diana Mutheu
Diana Mutheu
Diana Mutheu is a Tech enthusiast, happy to delve deeper into the African tech space covering Social Media, AI, Startups, Telcos, Cryptocurrency, Big Data, Women in Tech and all matters Tech. Write to me @[email protected]

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