Andela acquires Casana, expands European talent marketplace
Acquisition helps EU companies scale their global tech talent strategies
Munich, 16 May, 2023. Casana, a Munich-based network of IT talent, has been acquired by Andela, a unified talent solution to source, assess, hire, manage, and pay technical talent for global clients. This marks the firm’s second acquisition in 2023, expanding the Andela footprint in Europe. The world’s largest global marketplace for qualified talent now has more than 4 million technologists across 175 countries.
Launched in 2014, Andela is changing the way the world works, helping companies scale their global tech talent strategy. Andela provides the talent platform, global talent network, and managed services for building remote-fluent teams from emerging geographies, such as Africa and Latin America. Casana’s business model aligns with Andela’s approach to assessing the qualifications for accepting members into its global talent network. Casana’s co-founder, Enrico Karnstädt, will lead Andela’s German business and expansion into Western Europe as Director of DACH and Nordics.
Jeremy Johnson, Andela’s co-founder and CEO, adds: “Enrico and team built Casana into an incredible presence in Europe, and we look forward to serving clients there with our global network of digital experts. Much like the US, European enterprise clients are looking to quickly grow their teams with quality engineering talent. As we continue our mission to connect brilliance with opportunity, an expanded presence in Europe is a natural step in this journey.”
Discussing the benefits of the merger, Karnstädt comments, “Casana’s goal was to help European clients meet the demand for high-quality technical talent to support their digital transformation initiatives. By joining forces with Andela, our customers immediately benefit from a larger pool of qualified technologists in Europe and other global regions.”
Andela is changing the way the world works. The Andela Talent Platform is a unified solution that provides a more flexible and cost-effective way to source, assess, hire, manage, and pay remote technical teams. The platform utilizes a proprietary AI talent decision engine that matches the right person for the job up to 70% faster than traditional recruiting approaches, at 30-50% less cost. Hundreds of leading companies leverage Andela’s network of over 4 million technologists, spanning 175 countries, to scale their engineering teams quickly and cost-effectively. A distributed organization spanning six continents, Andela is backed by investors, including Generation Investment Management, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Spark Capital, and Google Ventures. Discover more about Andela here.
Casana, a Munich-based company, provides project-based and flexible support for staffing and managing organizations’ digital transformation initiatives. With a core team of digital experts and a network of highly qualified technologists, Casana offers digital product services from a single source. Casana’s curated network structure means its clients can rapidly staff each project with a complete team, ensuring greater flexibility, scalability, and execution speed. Clients include high-growth market leaders, from start-ups to corporations. For more information about Casana, click here.
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