Hochheideturm is a 59-metre-high observation tower, with a glassed prospect platform on 831 metres high, located in Ettelsberg, near Willingen. The northwest side of the tower is the highest artificial climbing wall of Europe. Hochheideturm was designed by Kock Suck in Korbach and is constructed of reinforced concrete construction with octagonal cross section. Erection of Hochheideturm, which belongs to Ettelsberg aerial ropeway GmbH & CO. kg, cost 2 million euro and started in November 2001, after construction permit was given on 16 October 2001. On 31 January 2002 its foundation was finished and on 15 April 2002 the above ground construction work. Over the prospect platform there is an engineering floor, in which transmitters for police radio services are installed. Celebration for the tower was on 16 August 2002, with final the above ground construction work occurring on 27 September 2002. One day it was open for the public; the official inauguration took place on 18 October 2002. List of towers
Andela is an American company that identifies and develops software developers. The company launched operations in Nigeria in 2014, to help global companies overcome the severe shortage of skilled software developers and has offices in Nigeria, Rwanda and the United States. Andela was founded in 2014 by four professionals who were working in the online education and recruitment business; the founders, Ian Carnevale, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Jeremy Johnson, Christina Sass, started Andela as a training company to match developers in emerging markets not known as technology hubs with North American companies. In June 2016, the company received funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. In 2017, Andela raised $40 million in Series C funding; the investment came from CRE Venture Capital, DBL Partners, Salesforce Ventures and TLcom Capital, becoming one of the most funded African companies not based in Africa. In November 2018 it launched its office in Rwanda. Andela announced its first female Nigerian country Director, Omowale David - Ashiru in 2018.
In January 2019 Andela raised $100 million in the next round of funding. On 17th September 2019, Andela made a bold move when it announced the departure of nearly 250 junior developers and staff from its Nigeria and Uganda offices, with another 170 impacted in Kenya; the move came in as the company looked to restructure its talent pool to more align with global market demand. Official website