Nigerian talent recruitment startup, TalentQl, has today announced its entry into the Techstars Toronto accelerator. TalentQl has been committed to providing clients with easy and quick access to vetted tech talents who will be the right fit for their organisations.
In November 2020, when TalentQl launched by Adewale Yusuf, Sultan Akintunde and Opeyemi Awoyemi with the promise to hire, develop, and manage remote talent for global companies in Ile-Ife, Osun state, the startup was able to raise $300,000 in pre-seed funding in a round led by Zedcrest Capital other local investors and has since been able to cultivate tech talents in Africa by providing more than 100 with more than 2000 developers within its network.
TalentQl’s acceptance into Techstars means they will join the likes of Plentywaka and eight other startups in the class of 2021 and will be receiving $120k in funding from Techstars.
With developer talent space growing steadily in recent years in Africa according to Google – IFC, this partnership will create even more growth and will enable TalentQl expand to other countries in Africa. According to Adewale Yusuf the CEO of TalentQl, “On April 1 2021, we’ll be opening our office in Kenya, and kickstart operations there. Maybe in the next quarter, we’ll activate markets like South Africa or Egypt”.