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Enabling the African mass market for remote work at scale

PROBLEM

Many African economies suffer from high levels of youth unemployment. In parallel, the data labeling sector is in significant need of low-income workers, but there is a lack of remote work infrastructure that is required to enable this work.

SOLUTION

Enabling remote, data-labeling workforces with low-skilled workers in Africa by decentralizing online work outside cities, and equipping community organizations to train their local community. Jijenge sets up Cloud Labs with computers and wifi in underserved communities, trains low-skilled workers in advanced 3D data labeling, and using a virtual franchise product can train partners and facilitate data labeling processes online. 


Sector:

Education

Customer:

B2B

Founding year:

2017

Geography:

Kenya

Website:

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TEAM

Vassia Daskalakis: CEO, leading fundraising and business development.
Vassia is an ex-JPM Investment Banker who moved from NYC to Nairobi to raise capital and scale up East African startups with investment advisor, I-DEV International. Since, Vassia has built up an early stage, Kenyan ed-tech startup as Growth Manager and helped them refine their product-market fit for Pan-African expansion.

Evan McElwain: Chief Revenue Officer, Leading GTM Strategy and Revenue Scale Up
Evan is an ex-JPM stock broker who spent the last six years in the NYC startup ecosystem across a variety of roles at a VC and VC-backed startup. Most recently, Evan was the Director of Growth at Bowery Capital where he worked with seed-stage founders on their sales, marketing, and customer success strategies. Previously, Evan built a GTM team as the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Rocketrip, a Series C travel tech startup. 


John Mucoki: Chief Community Officer & Head of Ops, Managing Distributors and Operations
John has expertise championing and fundraising for underserved communities for 8+ years. He was previously the healthcare provider and program manager of an orphanage where he fundraised for the orphanage to triple its size while zeroing child mortality rates.

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