Edtech Talently gets a boost of $750k from IDB Lab to become largest tech talent marketplace in LatAm


Peruvian edtech Talently, a company dedicated to training and connecting Latin American tech talent with international companies, announced that the Inter-American Development Bank’s innovation lab, IDB Lab, granted them an investment of $750 thousand dollars, to advance towards its goal of becoming the largest tech talent marketplace in Latin America. 

Talently offers a skills enhancement program and the opportunity to access remote work in U.S. technology companies. With this amount, the Peruvian company has already raised a total of $5 million in financing, after announcing it closed a $3M seed round last June.

The capital injection will enable the edtech to move forward towards its goal of becoming the largest tech talent marketplace in Latin America. Talently seeks to promote three key initiatives for the sector: increase access and participation of women in the technology field, promote the development of the industry in Central America and launch a product that streamlines the recruitment of Latin American tech talent in the United States.

Talently has the goal of benefiting 160 thousand Latin American professionals, of which 40 thousand will be women, due to the fact that the platform places special emphasis on the gender approach, by empowering female talent to improve their skills and employability in the technology sector, this in a context in which women barely reach 8 percent of the technology industry in the region.

Thanks to the trust that the IDB has placed in Talently, we hope to advance towards our goal of making Latin America a technology hub, just like India did 30 years ago.”

Domenica Obando, CEO of Talently. 

Founded in 2019 founded by Domenica Obando, Roxana Kern and Cristian Vega, the company offers a skills enhancement program, with the added bonus of access to remote work opportunities aimed at meeting the demand for technology talent from leading U.S. firms in the industry, which will be able to improve their hiring processes in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Talently has managed to place more than 4 thousand Latin American programmers in companies such as Microsoft, Rappi, Nubank, Paypal, Pinterest, Mercado Libre, Globant and more, both in Latin America and in the United States. Moreover, it has more than five thousand students and more than 150 hiring companies that seek to grow and scale their technological scopes with its help. 

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