Mark Zuckerberg backs startup looking to 'close the opportunity gap' in Africa
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan “like” Andela.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will lead a funding effort worth $24 million for Andela, a New York-based startup that trains software developers in Africa. The program is the first major investment since it was established by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan in December 2015.
“We live in a world where talent is evenly distributed, but opportunity is not,” Zuckerberg said. “Andela’s mission is to close that gap.”
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Founded in 2014, Andela’s mission is to provide a fast track for high-achieving college students and