Jeremy Johnson (entrepreneur)

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Jeremy Johnson
EducationPrinceton University
OccupationTechnology Entrepreneur
Years active2012–present
Known forCo-founder and CEO Andela

Jeremy Johnson is a technology entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Andela,[1][2] a US company based in Africa that connects talented African software developers with foreign companies, like Upwork.[3] He is also the President of Strategic Initiatives at 2U, an educational technology company.[4]

He serves on the board of the Young Entrepreneur Council and the education non-profit PENCIL[5] and was listed as Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2013 and 2014.[6]

Education[edit]

Johnson dropped out of Princeton University when he was 21 to build his business.[7]

Career[edit]

Before Andela, Johnson had co-founded 2U, one of the fastest growing education technology startups. and in 2014 he co-founded Andela with Ian Carnevale, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji and Christina Sass[8] as a training company to match developers in emerging markets now known as technology hubs[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Jeremy. "Jeremy Johnson". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  2. ^ "Jeremy Johnson". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  3. ^ Lohr, Steve (2017-10-10). "Start-Up Bets on Tech Talent Pipeline From Africa". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  4. ^ "Jeremy Johnson: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  5. ^ "Speaker Profile for Jeremy Johnson". Human Capital Institute. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  6. ^ "30 Under 30 2017: All-Star Alumni". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  7. ^ "Meet the Boss: Jeremy Johnson, CEO, Andela". How We Made It In Africa. 2015-08-04. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  8. ^ Lovering, Joanne (August 16, 2016). "Former Mississauga News intern's company gets $24 million boost from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg". The Mississauga News.
  9. ^ Finley, Klint (2014-12-18). "This Company Is Paying Nigerians to Learn Computer Programming". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2019-05-19.