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1. Jobberman appoints Rolake Rosiji as new CEO
Sub-Sahara Africa’s largest job placement platform, Jobberman Nigeria, has appointed Rolake Rosiji as new CEO.
The talent company revealed this in a press release, where it formally introduced the new CEO to media practitioners.
The appointment will see Rosiji take over realms of affairs of the company from the former CEO Hilda Kragha, who moved on to serve as Managing Director of ROAM Africa Jobs.
As the new CEO, however, Rosiji is expected to continue the work of establishing Jobberman as the primary platform for job searching, talent acquisition, and transforming workplace productivity across Nigeria.
Reacting to her appointment, the new CEO, expressed excitement, describing the company as an excellent establishment.
She said: “This is a very exciting chapter in my career and I am delighted to be joining such a passionate and innovative team. Jobberman has built a brand by using technology to revolutionize the recruitment sector.
Which ex-Manchester United player created Axis Stars as a social network for professional sports stars?
Answer: See end of post.
2. S. African retail-tech startup Skynamo acquires UK-based app
In a bid to expand market share, South African field sales app and management platform Skynamo has acquired UK-based mobile field sales technology provider mSeller.
The development will help the South African startup grow its market share in the UK and enhance its order management functionality for field sales teams.
The 9 year old Skynamo is used by representatives and their managers to improve insights into field sales activity, reduce administration, and create coaching opportunities that lead to higher sales.
The move comes after having scaled to the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US), which saw the company raising a US$30 million Series A funding round in January, 2021.
The company noted that with its growth goal in mind, it acquired mSeller to give it a stronger foothold in the UK courtesy of its existing loyal customer.
Speaking on the development, CEO Clarke said the acquisition will help the company offer its product to the larger globe.
He said: “By merging the best features of mSeller into Skynamo, we’ll be able to offer the global market a truly holistic order management and digital catalogue experience for field sales reps and their customers.”
3.Egyptian startup Sakneen closes $1.1m seed round
The new raiser will see the company to expand its team and continue adding new aspects to its platform.
The 2 year old startup, founded by Ramy Khorshed and Hussein El Kheshen, allows users buy and sell homes through its online portal.
According to review, users can browse through different options on the platform and filter them by things such as property type, location and price range.
Last year, the startup took part in the Y Combinator accelerator last year.
The newly raised US$1.1 seed funding round was led by Algebra Ventures, featuring Sarwa Capital, Foundation Ventures, Hem + Spire, Nakhla VC, and angels from Google, BlackRock, and McKinsey.
Tech Trivia Answer: Louis Saha
The former France international striker and ex-Manchester United star launched the company in 2013, the same year he retired after 23 years in the game. Taking inspiration from his career in sport, Axis Stars provides financial advice for professional athletes, coaches and agents with the aim of preventing bankruptcy – something that has plagued many once-wealthy stars down the years.
Sportsmen who signed up have included Andy Murray, Didier Drogba, Phil Neville and Florent Malouda. The network gives them a place to chat about lifestyle, insurance finance, physios, sponsorship and anything else related to their careers.
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