About us


Founded in 2000, Clickatell is a leader in global mobile messaging, helping businesses connect and interact with their customers. Clickatell is composed of two core businesses – Clickatell Messaging and Clickatell Mobile Transaction Solutions (MTS). Clickatell Messaging helps businesses with mobile customer engagement using SMS. Clickatell MTS offers simplified mobile transactions for services such as pre-paid mobile top-ups.



Clickatell is a privately held company headquartered in Silicon Valley (Redwood City), CA with offices in Cape Town, South Africa and Lagos, Nigeria. We are funded by Sequoia Capital and a group of International venture capital firms.





About Clickatell messaging



Clickatell was founded with a clear mission: to make it easy for businesses to connect with their mobilized customers, regardless of where they are located. Although SMS is widely available and easily understood, it is however a challenging mobile channel to reliably operate on a global scale.





Today it delivers millions of messages daily through connections to over 1000 carriers.



It reaches more than 220 destinations and six billion consumers across the globe.



Clickatell messaging now powers SMS-based mobile engagement for over 15,000 of the world’s brands.



With our dedicated support teams, we enable startups, small to medium businesses and global enterprises to change the world.

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About Clickatell mobile transaction services



Clickatell Mobile Transactional Services (MTS) partners with mobile network operators and financial services institutions to unlock significant value from their existing customer bases. We give clients the ability to build new high-yield revenue streams using rapidly deployed, highly scalable value-added solutions.



Additionally, our proven suite of USSD-based self-service banking products help financial institutions delight their customers and reduce unnecessary foot traffic in bank branches.



Our MTS business is enabling the move to a digital transaction experience in developing countries. Today, we are the number one provider of on-device prepaid phone top-up services in Nigeria, connecting all major banks and telecom providers.




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