Semicolon Africa, an educational startup, has raised $1.2 million in seed funding
Semicolon Africa, an edtech company, has raised $1.2 million in a seed round. The round, which was oversubscribed, was attended by VCs and angels such as Consonance Investment Managers and Launch Africa Ventures. Semicolon, launched by Sam Immanuel in 2019, is focused to preparing young people and businesses in Africa for the digital economy by providing technical skills for the continent’s expanding tech industry. Semicolon’s objective is to establish a vibrant tech ecosystem and generate a generation of software engineering talent that will solve challenges and create economic opportunities through solving tech skill gaps, nurturing talent, supporting innovation, and building a thriving tech ecosystem. A one-year rigorous training programme focusing on problem-solving, software engineering, and business management skills is offered by the company. After graduation, Natives (as the students are known) can choose between two career paths: employment with hiring partners or techpreneurship for individuals with company ideas.