AltSchool Africa sets up shop in major revenue driver Kenya
- AltSchool Africa, the Nigerian edtech startup, expands its operations to Kenya, its second-largest market by revenue.
- The startup is focusing on providing hands-on support and expediting local payment processing in Kenya.
- Tabitha Kayvu has been appointed as the Country Manager to lead AltSchool Africa's initiatives and growth in Kenya.
Nigerian edtech startup AltSchool Africa, positioning itself as the African counterpart to the U.S. coding bootcamp BloomTech, has extended its reach by establishing a presence in Kenya, its second-largest market by revenue.
The startup is experiencing notable traction in Kenya, where it has become the source of the second-highest revenue for the company. In light of this, AltSchool Africa is redirecting its focus towards providing hands-on support to its Kenyan customer base, with a specific emphasis on expediting local payment processing.
Founder Adewale Yusuf remarked, "We are not new to the people, but this will give us the opportunity to expand." Taking charge of AltSchool's operations in Kenya is Tabitha Kayvu, appointed as the Country Manager to lead the startup's initiatives and growth in the East African nation.
In Africa, the dearth of talent for digital roles has resulted in a war that sees big companies able to offer fat paychecks poach prized human assets from smaller counterparts. The shortage of tech talent is not a new problem and may not be resolved anytime soon with the demand for software engineers expected to grow as the technology industry grows. Efforts are needed to plug this gap, and players like AltSchool Africa are pivotal to expanding the continent’s tech talent pool.