Andela, a global network for remote technical talent and a forerunner in the early rise of software developers in Africa, has purchased Casana. Casana is a network of IT talent based in Munich.
Through Casana, its second acquisition of the year, Andela hopes to increase its presence in Europe. Enrico Karnstädt, a manager for the company, will oversee the growth of Andela’s operations in Germany and Western Europe.
Similar to US enterprise clients, European clients are seeking to rapidly expand their teams with qualified engineering personnel. Jeremy Johnson, co-founder and CEO of Andela is of the view that an increased presence in Europe is a logical next step in Andela’s quest to connect brilliant people with opportunity.
Enrico and his team transformed Casana into a formidable presence in Europe, and they are looking forward to providing an extensive network of digital specialists with services to their clients.
Casana’s business strategy matches Andela’s strategy for evaluating the credentials for admitting participants in its worldwide talent network.
In March, Andela purchased Qualified, a reputable technical skills assessment platform to expand and accelerate its ability to source and expertly assess talent.
Although the company first focused on connecting African IT talent with American businesses, it has since expanded its talent pool to more than 80 nations worldwide. Andela announced its intention to cover additional experts from Latin and South America as well as Eastern Europe in 2021.
However, this is still good news for African talents looking to work in a diverse organization, contribute their quota and move up the ladder of their profession.