Innovative mobile experiences empower brands to connect, engage, and transact with customers. We make those experiences possible.
For 20 years, Clickatell has been a global technology company and innovator in mobile messaging, engagement, and commerce.
Today, we’re powering the chat economy with smart solutions that bring brands easily into the chat apps their customers use and love. Mobile consumers can now interact with business on demand, at their convenience, using the channels of their choice, such as SMS, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger.
We cover more than 220 territories, 1000+ networks, and 85% of the world’s population, with an SMS reach of more than 5 billion users.
A big idea. A tiny apartment.
In a tiny apartment in Cape Town, our (now) CEO Pieter de Villiers, his twin brother Casper, and two friends Danie du Toit and Patrick Lawson embarked on creating an application programming interface (API) between cellphones and computers. They did it! They created a world’s first: four lines of code that created a way to send SMS from the internet to cell phones.
The team then introduced Clickatell’s chat capabilities in developing countries, including South Africa. Here, limited transportation infrastructure makes it difficult to shop and bank at stores and financial institutions, and a cell phone is the primary communication device. Brands were in search of a mobile messaging, engagement and commerce solution to conduct business with these mobile-based customers. We delivered.
Today, Clickatell’s solutions are utilized by companies around the world and across industries for customer care, commerce, customer acquisition, customer retention, and customer expansion.
Our extraordinarily team is globally connected through our worldwide network of offices.
Silicon Valley Headquarters, USA
Cape Town, South Africa
Pieter de Villiers is a South African born, Silicon Valley experienced entrepreneur, and angel investor with a passion for Chat Commerce and the empowerment of people.Read more
Jeppe Dorff, a native of Denmark, has a wealth of global perspective with a career spanning most continents and many individual mobile payments and mobile banking deployments.Read more
Jennifer Shambroom is a highly accomplished senior marketing executive with a 20-year track record of success achieving growth objectives within start-up, turnaround, and rapid-growth environments.Read more
Glen Braganza is a highly respected executive with over 20 years of experience in Europe and the US helping companies at all stages of their lifecycle create value and grow.Read more
All believers in the future of Clickatell, our investors are some of the most forward-thinking people and companies on the planet.
One of the four original founders of Clickatell, Danie was the custodian of our brand and product offering until 2005. Sadly, after a long battle with leukemia, Danie passed away August 16, 2005. We recognize his vision and contribution in establishing Clickatell as one of the leading mobile enablers in the world. We continue to track the “footprints” Danie left in the company that are inspiring until this day.
Goodbye, good friend!