In less than one month after Jobberman’s forefront leader, Ayodeji Adewunmi resigned from Sub-Saharan Africa’s No. 1 job and recruitment firm, Jobberman Limited, he has joined Gokada as a co-CEO.
According to Techpoint Africa, it turns out Ayodeji joined Rise Capital as Managing Director for Africa and has on their behalf led a Series A round in motorcycle on-demand company, Gokada. Gokada becomes only the third African (and Nigerian) startup that Rise Capital has invested in, after iROKOtv and PrepClass.
While the move seems like a sudden development, in hindsight, the union with Rise Capital was imminent.
According to Ayodeji, Rise Capital was one of the early investors in Jobberman and over the years, he has maintained a good relationship with the fund provider.
Speaking more to Techpoint Africa, Deji said:
“I love the investment space. I myself have spent the better part of my entrepreneurial journey identifying and investing in startups in the country.
“I’ve been in the Nigerian tech scene long enough to understand the space. Gokada will change the face of motorcycling in Nigeria and our individual experience as co-CEOs will play a huge role,”
As the President and Co-CEO, Ayodeji is responsible for finance, operations, people, and regulatory affairs and he will co-pilot Gokada alongside Fahim Saleh who has experience with building and investing in companies in the mobility space and is responsible for products, tech, and marketing at Gokada
Fahim Saleh founded Pathao, a Bangladeshi transportation network company that has one of the most popular ride-sharing services in the country.