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Ahmad Mukoshy

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Ahmad Mukoshy
Born
Ahmad Ibrahim Mukoshy

November 25, 1989
ResidenceLagos
NationalityNigerian
OccupationEntrepreneur, Programmer
Years active2007–present
Known forFounding GigaLayer
TitleFounder, GigaLayer
Websitemukoshy.com

Ahmad Ibrahim Mukoshy (born December 25, 1989 in Sokoto State[1][2] is a Nigerian Entrepreneur and Programmer prominently known for his web hosting company, GigaLayer which he founded in 2013.[3][4][5] Ahmad is quoted by YNaija as one of the 100 most innovative Nigerians in technology, 2015 [6] and among the most influential Nigerians on Twitter, 2013.[7]

Career[edit | edit source]

Ahmad is a graduate of Physics from Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto[8]. He grew up in Sokoto and started his business career there before deciding to relocate to Lagos in 2013 [9]. He worked with a few companies such as Afrovision Group from Cameroon and ConnectNigeria.com in the early days of career. [10]

He has built a number of ventures in the past, most of which are now defunct such as NairaParking and Yarnable which was acquired in 2011[11] among others.[12][13] Ahmad began his programming career at the age of 14 [14] and built his first company at the age of 17. [15] Prior to building internet ventures, Ahmad was a freelancer since 2007. [16]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Ahmad Mukoshy - Founder of GigaLayer". crunchbase.com. techcrunch. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  2. "YNaija Interview: Sokoto-based Ahmad Mukoshy speaks on developing Yrn.me, Yarnable and more... » YNaija". YNaija. 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  3. "GigaLayer Crunchbase". crunchbase.com. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  4. "Ahmad Mukoshy - ICANNWiki". icannwiki.org. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  5. "Ahmad Mukoshy - AngelList". angel.co. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  6. "The class of 2015: Nigeria's 100 most innovative persons in Technology". YNaija. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  7. "The Definitive List: These are the 100 most influential Nigerians on Twitter". 30 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  8. "Ahmad Mukoshy, Founder, Gigalayer, to Speak at the ConnectNigeria EBusiness Fair 2017 • Connect Nigeria". connectnigeria.com. ConnectNigeria. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  9. "Why Lagos? - Radar from TechCabal". 17 July 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  10. "LinkedIn". Retrieved 14 December 2018..
  11. Creator, Girl … with a pen Content (2017-03-14). "9 Nigerian internet startups that have been acquired by local and international firms". Techpoint.Africa. Retrieved 2018-12-17.
  12. Oluniyi (2009-12-06). "More Naira dot-com Websites". TECH dot AFRICA. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  13. Ekekwe, Ndubuisi (2011-04-04). "Founders Series: Ahmad Mukoshy – Techpreneur and Creator of Yarnable". Tekedia. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  14. Writer, Staff (2012-07-12). "Top 10 Nigerian Tech Gurus • Connect Nigeria". Connect Nigeria. Retrieved 2018-12-17.
  15. "Interview with Ahmad Mukoshy the Yrn.me and Yarnable Founder". www.iroy.in. Retrieved 2018-12-17.
  16. "GigaLayer - ICANNWiki". icannwiki.org. Retrieved 2018-12-17.


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