The nHub innovation space in the northern Nigerian city of Jos has raised a undisclosed angel funding round from a local investor to scale up its outsourcing unit.
Disrupt Africa first reported on nHub Nigeria, which launched in September 2015, on February last year. Founded by Daser David and Hyginus Miskoom, the hub is looking to create a vibrant tech ecosystem in Jos and establish it as an outsourcing hub.
It has now secured angel investment, which David said would launch a new phase in the hub’s development and provide opportunities for aspiring techpreneurs in northern Nigeria.
The funding will be used to scale up the outsourcing unit of the hub in a bid to service the deficit in national and international demand for competent software developers. nHub has already developed solutions for the military, public and private sectors, and has been powering award-winning startups in the region.
David said the first half of this year would be spent training more developers and expanding the number of projects nHub can successfully deliver within shorter timeframes.
“There was no single tech hub in the north to give the tech story of northern Nigeria aside from the negative news the media has been carrying around. We know there are amazing developers in northern Nigeria doing amazing things,” David told Disrupt Africa last year.
“We believe that products can be easily and cheaply built in Jos. A techpreneur can take a three-week trip to Jos, to nHub, to have his product developed, before shipping to Lagos or Abuja where the marketplaces are.”