Unifonic, dubbed the Twilio of emerging markets, closes $21M Series A Circular
|Unifonic, dubbed the Twilio of emerging markets, closes $21M Series A Circular|
People who are acquainted with all the unbelievable growth of Twilio, that came together to completely interrupt the communications world, will probably want to know that the following player intends to complete the exact same, but this period from the tricky section of emerging markets.
Former Googler turned V C Abdul-Rahman Tarabzouni lead this around.
So far as we could tellthe could be the most significant Series A financing from the foundation of the Middle East tech industry. It also reveals the absolute growth in the region and comes in the heels of the current and highly effective TechCrunch Startup Battle Field MENA at Beirut, in Addition to the Series C around declared by the"Uber for Health Practitioners" at MENA Vezeeta's Series C.
The administrative centre will be utilized by Unifonic to climb the company throughout the MENA region and internationally, and make investments from the stage.
Unifonic is very similar to Twilio for the reason it is really a B2B cloud messaging platform, a distance that's some times called Communications Platform as a Support (CPaaS).
Together with 100+ employees spread across nine regional offices, also over 5,000 B2B customers, a lot of whom are leaders at the MENA region, including as for instance Souq.com, Aramex, AlJazeera, HSBC, Uber, fed ex, Carrefour among many others, they're exactly the MENA region's evident No.1 within this field.
Launched by 2 brothers -- both Hassan and Ahmed Hamdan, these certainly were financed 5 decades ago from Endeavor as July 2013. They regularly compete against their European counterpart,'' MessageBird, that recently increased $60M (headed by Accel and Atomico), and also their own US benchmark, Twilio.
Hassan explained "Unifonic's rivalry in emerging markets have been players who operate in one country perhaps not cross the spot just like Unifonic. The product package is created for either the non-tech-savvy using lastmile tools built to play and plug, localized into telecom structures, hosted on various clouds, geographically in the spot, to boost reliability and minimize latency consequently trades are processed from milliseconds."
The creators of Unifonic were chosen as high-income Endeavor Entrepreneurs in 2013, and we're thrilled to announce that the Endeavor Catalyst finance is presently purchasing Unifonic along side STV since the provider continues scaling upward "