We are transforming the way students in Africa discover, compare & apply to higher education by building:
We believe in the power of the youth in Africa to create lasting transformative change
Founder and CEO
Manish is deeply passionate about building tech businesses that create impact at scale. Before Craydel, Manish worked at WPP-Scangroup for 7 years as MD for Squad Digital where he incubated two African tech start-ups: Optimus, a marketing automation SaaS platform and Goby, an E-commerce SaaS platform. Previously, he was on the leadership teams of EdTech and E-commerce start-ups in India. Manish holds a MBA from the FORE School of Management and a B.A (Hons.) Economics from Delhi University.
Co-Founder and CTO
John is passionate about using technology to drive change. Before Craydel, John worked at WPP-Scangroup for 9 years as a Development Team Lead for Squad Digital, where he co-founded two African tech start-ups side-by-side with Manish. In this role, he also managed a team of 30+ developers to design technology solutions for large corporates in Africa across various industries including education, fintech, E-commerce, banking, insurance and telecom. John holds a M.Sc IT from Strathmore University and a BSc Computer Science from Makerere University.
Co-Founder and CFO
Shayne is committed to expanding access to high quality education and healthcare in Africa to empower millions of people to improve their economic outcomes and quality of life. Prior to joining Craydel, Shayne advised and invested in numerous companies in Africa at a leading private equity fund and the International Finance Corporation. He began his career as an investment banker in Canada. Shayne holds a Post-Graduate Certificate from INSEAD and a BCom (Honours) from Queen's University.
Craydel provides students with options at every level, including online certificate programs, for which they can enroll to test the waters before settling on a final decision about the careers they want to pursue.Read more
Many parents already know what they want their children to become even before they are born – engineer, doctor, lawyer, pilot, and other ‘top’ professions. As a result, the children’s opinion or choice is utterly ignored.Thereafter, the constant pressure to live up to the parents’ expectations takes a toll on the child’s mental health.....Read more
Majority of student transitioning from secondary schools into institutions of higher learning select courses based on influence from family, friends or celebrities. In other cases, freshmen are allocated programmes by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) based on high school grades.....Read more