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10/06/2014 11:55 am ET

Reimagining The Workforce: The Importance Of Training Coders In Developing Countries

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“Across the world, brilliance is relatively evenly distributed. Opportunity is not,” explained Jeremy Johnson, the co-founder of 2U who has successfully raised venture funding for his new company, Andela, to offer coding instruction to young people in developing countries. The undisclosed seed round was led by Steve Case, Omidyar Network, Founder Collective, Rothenberg Ventures, Learn Capital, Melo7 Tech Partners and Chris Hughes.

Andela, which has been in beta testing since June, will prepare students to work as developers. During the four-year program, Andela Fellows complement their studies with work as remote developers for tech companies.

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