TalentQL, African focused talent outsourcing and incubator company has raised $300,000 in a pre-seed funding round spearheaded by Zedcrest Capital.
Launched in November 2020 by the Co-founders of Techpoint Africa, Jobberman, and DevCareer, the company is positioned to build a pipeline of quality talents for African companies, as well as discover and manage top local talents for leading international companies right from Nigeria.
Part of the company’s model includes building talent campuses in less crowded African cities with proximity to top tertiary institutions, which combine to provide a fertile environment for talent development.
Commenting on the deal, Adewale Yusuf, CEO, TalentQL, stated:
“Our mission is to help progressive companies build solid remote teams and a pipeline of quality talent.
This pre-seed funding allows us to kickstart this mission and we are convinced that what we are doing at TalentQL will change the African talent landscape.
“We believe that talent is Africa’s greatest export and as such needs to be developed and refined.
With over 60% of the Nigerian population under the age of 25, there is no better place than this country to begin building a home for Africa’s top talent.”
“We are grateful to the investors that are betting on us for the journey, our lead investor Zedcrest Capital and some of the known entrepreneurs and investors like Kola Aina, Prosper Otemuyiwa, etc.”, he added.
Zedcrest Capital, a renowned securities trading firm, launched its venture investing initiative back in 2019.
Named Ventures at Zedcrest the initiative was to enable the firm take part in pre-seed, seed and Series A investments of startups within the Africa.
Revealing that TalentQL is the 20th company to have the backing of this initiative, Adedayo Amzat, CEO of the firm said,
“African talents are undoubtedly competing favourably globally, and TalentQL’s work will expand the available talent pool to improve further Africa’s representation in the global technology talent space.
It is a no brainer to be betting on the TalentQL team. They are entrepreneurs who have built successful businesses, and we have no doubt they will replicate the same success here.”
Featured Image: TalentQL Founders
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