In the news last month, the co-founder of Jobberman, the largest job portal in the Sub-Sahara Africa resigned his position. Ayodeji Adewunmi co-founded Jobberman with two of his colleagues in the University in 2009.
Ayodeji was quoted by saying “I think it is great timing to say goodbye and explore what is next,” an official statement made on his resignation from Jobberman.
So, what is Ayodeji now up to? That was the question in the lips of entrepreneurs like him and his followers.
The question was answered in the recent interview Ayodeji had with Techpoint. It was gathered that Ayodeji joined Rise Capital as Managing Director for Africa and has on their behalf led a $5.3 million Series A round in motorcycle on-demand startup, Gokada. Gokada becomes only the third African (and Nigerian) startup that Rise Capital has invested in, after iROKOtv and PrepClass.
Now that Ayodeji is the is President and co-CEO of Gokada, he will be responsible for finance, operations, people, and regulatory affairs, while Fahim Saleh the founder and also co-CEO will be in charge of products, tech, and marketing.
Aside the fact that Ayodeji has moved on with his life joining Rise Capital and Gokada, he has been a fan of investment.
It was gather that six years out of his ten year in Jobberman, he has been running investment and has been investing in startups as well.
Ayodeji has been in the tech space in the last ten years, with his wealth of experience, he will do well in Gokada. Though with no prior experience in the mobility and transportation sector, with his co-CEO and founder, Fahim who has enough experience in the sector, Ayodeji will do well.