Startups making a global impact

Tina Charisma covers the disrupters and innovators of the world, highlighting Samuel Brooksworth and his courage and dedication to his tech on-demand services platform, Remoteli. 

Starting a business is never an easy task, and it takes a lot of courage and dedication to make it happen.

Samuel Brooksworth, the founder of Remoteli, a tech on-demand services platform, took a leap of faith during the pandemic to start his business. With a background in the corporate world, Samuel recognised the growing unemployment rates across Africa and saw an opportunity to create a platform that could help make working opportunities more accessible for graduates in Africa and make remote work more productive and efficient for businesses around the world.

After a visit to Ghana during the pandemic, Samuel saw the growing unemployment rates in Ghana and across Africa. In addition to providing opportunities for young Africans and breaking down barriers to entry in the tech industry, Remoteli is also making a significant impact on the way companies approach remote work. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of remote work around the world, and Remoteli's platform has been a game-changer for many businesses. Even after many organisations decided to pull their staff back into the office post-pandemic, the organisation allowed itself to retain top talent while remaining competitive

Brooksworth's vision has materialised into Remoteli, a leader in the tech on-demand services industry. In 2022, the company was awarded the Global Startup of the Year Award, a recognition of its innovative approach to remote work. At the heart of Remoteli's work is the focus on doing things differently by putting women at the centre of the organisation. Currently, 68% of management positions are held by females, a testament to the company's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The ongoing AI revolution has raised questions about diversity, and Remoteli is one of the organisations that are working to address these issues. Through AI, Remoteli is mobilising efforts to connect African graduates with global remote working opportunities. By empowering both emerging and established companies with the required tools to elevate their businesses, Remoteli is offering tech and business talent opportunities  while breaking down barriers to entry in the tech industry for women and other underrepresented groups.

The platform recognises the importance of environmental sustainability and is taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint. One of the ways it is doing this is by promoting remote work, which can significantly reduce the carbon emissions associated with traditional commuting. The company is also working to ensure that its operations are as eco-friendly as possible, using renewable energy sources and implementing sustainable practices throughout the organisation.

The company's innovative approach to remote work is not only providing jobs but also breaking down barriers to entry in the tech industry for women and other underrepresented groups. Remoteli is providing opportunities for young Africans with access to technology skills and job opportunities that were previously unavailable. By democratising the global workforce, Remoteli is giving people who may not have had the opportunity to access the world of tech the chance to do so.

Remoteli's story emphasises the challenges of starting a business and the evolving approaches and changing startup landscape that it is consistently navigating through while meeting on-demand services and helping people around the world. With Remoteli’s goal of being valued at $1 billion by 2030 they are a prime example of how African entrepreneurs can create successful businesses while also positively impacting their communities.

By showcasing the company's impact on Africa and beyond, Remoteli is inspiring other African entrepreneurs to take a leap of faith and start their own businesses. The company's commitment to diversity and inclusion and innovative approach to remote work is changing the tech industry and providing opportunities for people who may have previously been marginalised. As the world continues to evolve and embrace remote work, Remoteli's impact on the tech industry and the global workforce will continue to grow.