With Africave, smaller companies can access quality software engineering talent

In Beijing, China, Kennedy Ekezie-Joseph was working at one of the most valuable startups in the world, ByteDance. There, he was part of the global operations team building and implementing the go-to-market strategy for one of ByteDance’s products — TikTok — into Africa.

As Kennedy worked full-time with the team in Beijing, his brother, Duke Ekezie-Joseph, worked remotely as an intern in Lagos, Nigeria.

During their time at the Chinese startup, Kennedy noticed how difficult it was for his team to discover the right digital and software talent from Nigeria as they relied on him to provide these talents through personal networks. he saw this as a bigger problem that encompassed his immediate team.

“We realized that many early-stage companies struggled to meet their engineering demand because they have to compete against the biggest tech companies for talent,” Kennedy tells Techpoint.


Hiring the best software talent is a technical problem in itself and there’s a need for Africa to meet the shortage of global software…

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