South African tech startup, The Gradient Boost, has expanded into Nigeria following a recent seed funding round that saw it raising an undisclosed amount. This development was confirmed in a tweet by the tech firm.
— TheGradientBoost (@tg_boost) October 19, 2020
Business Elites Africa understands that Dr Dumebi Okwechime provided the seed funding. Okwechime is the Chief Decision Scientist at Renmoney and previously served as a Data Science Lead at UK-based Barclaycard.
While commenting on the funding, Co-founder of The Gradient Boost, Emmanuel Sibanda, explained that “the funding is a mixture of him resonating with our vision, our team, our business model and the gap in data science talent that he observed from building a Data Science team from scratch at Renmoney, and seed funding to help us continue paying the mentors on our platform, our Teaching Assistants and other key hires we will be making.”
The funding will enable The Gradient Boost to admit more students into its 4-months data science courses, without any upfront costs to the students. You may apply to participate in this training by following this link.
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