Meet the Former Uber Driver Who Now Owns a Cryptocurrency Business Valued at $8M
Anade Davis, the Founder and Chief Data Scientist for the World Data Science Institute, is also now the inventor of CryptoShare, an app that allows users to pay bills, shop, and borrow money using digital currency. Just five years ago in 2017, Anade was driving for Uber, but now he is the owner of a company that is already valued at over $8 million dollars.
Cryptoshare officially launched in February 2022, and has already raised over $200,000 from more than 400 investors on Wefunder. The app allows users to use both physical and digital assets as collateral to get loans. It also allows them to use their cryptocurrency to buy real-life items.
Anade comments, “I love telling people my story because I want people to understand that I learned how to code at 31-years old. I love motivating people and encouraging people. I often tell them all it takes is one year of focus to change your life forever. I went from driving Uber to being featured in Black Enterprise and Shoppe Black.”
In his accomplishments, Anade is bringing a lot of attention to the growing need for Data Scientists in the country. In fact, according to Forbes, Data Scientist is one of the most in-demand jobs in America. To help encourage young ones to take an interest, he plans to offer a free data science training science session for teenagers related to those that invest $1,000 or more.
“If you want to know how I did it, the answer is simple,” he comments. “I worked hard, focused on my goals, cut off watching sports all the time, cut off chasing women, and I started being around the people I wanted to be like. I started posting articles on Linkedin about Data Science. Going to events where I knew technical people and recruiters would be.”
He also says that he took as many free courses as he could in Atlanta. “I dedicated my life to being a Data Science and within 5 years, I am already at the point that I will never have to drive for Uber again,” he added.
Most recently, Anade and his company were awarded the 2021 Technology Innovator Award. They also won a $10,000 Pitch Competition from Blacks in Technology (a non-profit community of Black Technology professionals).
Delroy Constantine-Simms and Marlon Weir