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Ahmad Mukoshy

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Ahmad Mukoshy
Ahmad Ibrahim Mukoshy

November 25, 1989
OccupationEntrepreneur, Programmer
Years active2007–present
Known forFounding GigaLayer
TitleFounder, GigaLayer

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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