December 19, 2017
Wizeline is a provider of outsourced programming services. The company was founded in 2014 and has a vision as similar to Andela- providing programming jobs for developers in emerging markets to unlock the local talent pool and expose a new generation and geographies to the startup world.
The firm is now expanding its global footprint by partnering with a slew of development shops across Southeast Asia.
Bismarck Lepe, Wizeline founder said, “From our perspective, that has allowed us to scale dramatically.”
He added, “Our company is 400 people. We have 250 to 275 developers… With the network we’ve been able to increase it to 1,000 engineers that have been vetted.”
“In 2010, when we started operations in Mexico there were four funds. Now there are nearly 100 venture funds in Mexico,” Lepe said. “Mexico is becoming a lot more open and they recognize that they need to have an appreciation and understanding for what technology can do for their business.”
“I started a $5 million fund to invest in Wizeline employees. We have four that we’re accelerating… the Wizefund will invest from $25,000 to $250,000,” Lepe said.
“Through the Wizefund, if we can build 100 Ooyalas and 100 Wizelines that’s when you see a pretty big impact to society,” says Lepe.