OVERVIEW

Get to know Clickatell

Founded in 2000, Clickatell is a B2B mobile technology market leader that enables startups, small-to-medium businesses and enterprises to connect, engage and transact with their customers. Clickatell’s platforms and solutions help brands reach over 85 percent of the world’s population, across more than 1,000 mobile network providers and multiple mobile channels. An established leader in mobile engagement and payments, Clickatell continues to pave the way for customer experiences in chat. We’re powering chat commerce by enabling brands to offer product and service purchases within chat.

Our Values

Clickatell is a global mobile communications industry leader pushing the boundaries of innovation and technology. We believe in a world where delightful customer experiences are the norm. We believe in people, and in creating a better world through technology.

We are pioneers. We are innovators. We’re a passionate bunch of go-getters who are positive
about the future.

WE ARE CHAMPIONS

Nelson Mandela
NELSON MANDELA

Curious

CURIOUS
ALBERT EINSTEIN

Always craving new knowledge and curious about the world around us, we ask questions that allow us to innovate at the cutting edge, developing the best solutions to pain points and help our clients to better serve their customers.

Collaborative

COLLABORATIVE
MAHATMA GANDHI

We work together as a team, sharing information, treating each other with respect, providing support and working together to improve on each other’s efforts.

Courageous

COURAGEOUS
JOAN OF ARC

We know that pushing boundaries and innovating requires bravery to step into the unknown. We do this with courage and with our heads held high. We always see things through and stand true to what we believe is right.

Creative

CREATIVE
STEVE JOBS

We’re creative in our approach, disrupting, but we also use existing technology in innovative ways. We’re in the business of making peoples’ lives better and with our mindset to think beyond the bubbles we were born in, there’s never an excuse not to find or create better solutions to the problems at hand.

CLIENTS

Clients who trust in us

  • IMDB Logo
  • WhatsApp for Business
  • Citrix for Business
  • Spur Company Logo
  • Ikea logo
  • Ericsson logo
  • Target logo
  • XpoLogistics logo
  • Fujitsu logo
  • GT Bank logo
  • UBA Bank logo
  • Absa Bank logo
  • First Bank logo

Our people

Hand-picked for experience, skills and achievements, our team is driving innovation and Clickatell’s next wave of international growth.
Meet the team

OFFICES

Our offices

Silicon Valley Headquarters
900 Island Dr #202, Redwood City
CA 94065

Cape Town
100 Edward Rd, Bo Oakdale
Cape Town, 7530
Telephone Number: +2721 910 7700

Nigeria
Wings Office Complex, East Wing
5th Floor, Level 1, Ozumba Mbadiwe
Road Victoria Island

Canada
545 King Street West, Toronto
Ontario, Canada, M5V 1M1

AWARDS

Our awards

Clickatell is both honoured and humbled by the awards and recognition that we have received from industry, business and community leaders. The awards we've received underpin our commitment to servicing our customers with passion and excellence at all times.

  • 2017 Best messaging SMS provider for Africa Award
  • Asian Banker award
  • GCCMAwardClickatell
  • AppsAfrica Award
  • Finext Awards
  • Remittance Awards

SUCCESS STORIES

Our success stories

Gojek logo

"User authentication via SMS enables us to weed out automated sign-ups and protect our user data. With Clickatell’s help, we are certain that every sign-up is a legitimate user."

Pingkan Irwin, GO-JEK INDONESIA VP of Marketing.

Read more about Go-Jek

UCOOK logo

“Clickatell offers an incredibly cost-effective solution, with great service support. This is what we really care about when making a decision. The API integration was smooth and great prices and an intuitive UI make for good service delivery.” - UCOOK co-founder David Torr

Read more about UCOOK

QNAP Logo

QNAP NAS devices use SMS alerts to inform IT administrators and home users about different events like system errors, warnings, and other critical notifications allowing for quick troubleshooting and considerably minimizing downtime caused by unexpected failures.

Read more about QNAP

Supported by the world's best

  • founder collective logo
  • Sequoia
  • Dag Ventures Logo

Latest news

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November 20, 2019

The Infonomist: Chat economy is on the way

“80 percent of banks will adopt chat commerce in the next 12 months”. Read more of the insights shared by Clickatell CEO Pieter de Villiers at AfricaCom 2019.

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November 18, 2019

What you missed at AfricaCom 2019

AfricaCom is in its 22nd year and is spread over two of the Cape Town International Convention Centre’s exhibition halls to accommodate the whole event. Have a look at our booth and other highlights you may have missed.

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November 18, 2019

Taking ‘location, location, location’ out of retail

“This puts the burden on the brand to think of individuals, not cohorts. In line with this, consumers no longer come to brands. Brands need to meet customers where they are.” – Clickatell CEO Pieter de Villiers at AfricaCom 2019.

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July 2, 2019

Pieter de Villiers is (yet another) South African taking Silicon Valley by storm

He is the CEO and co-founder of Clickatell, one of the leading global providers of application-to-person (A2P) mobile messaging and mobile transactional services. Clickatell services thousands of companies in 220 markets. The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed De Villiers for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

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February 12, 2019

Michael Jordaan joins Clickatell board as chairman

South African-born and Silicon Valley-based mobile technology company Clickatell has made three new appointments to its board – including Michael Jordaan as chairman.

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February 5, 2019

Clickatell wins multiple fintech awards in 2018

Clickatell has unlocked possibilities for several large banks across Africa, driving financial Inclusion and has earned recognition from prestigious industry organizations. Clickatell’s efforts towards conversational commerce have begun on a solid footing with the successful introduction of Chat Banking on WhatsApp that allows banks to engage and transact with their customers on the channels they prefer.

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August 2, 2018

The winning city: Cape Town voted as Africa’s technology capital

The greater Cape Town area, including Stellenbosch, is Africa’s tech capital. This, according to a report entitled Evaluation & Network Analysis of the Cape Town-Stellenbosch Tech Sector by Endeavor Insight.

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August 2, 2018

Clickatell Ushers in New Era for African Enterprises with WhatsApp Business Solution

Global customer engagement company, Clickatell, is an authorized WhatsApp Business Solution Provider. Clickatell’s customers on WhatsApp Business solutions include Absa Bank, GTBank, First Bank of Nigeria and United Bank of Africa. These banks are partnering with Clickatell to roll out their chat banking capabilities on WhatsApp across Africa.

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May 14, 2018

Clickatell Launches Touch Go: Live-Chat for Customer Care

Following the launch of the enterprise version of Clickatell Touch in 2016, Clickatell is now transforming omni-channel customer care with the launch of Touch Go.

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May 14, 2018

Clickatell Launches Touch Go: Live-Chat for Customer Care

Following the launch of the enterprise version of Clickatell Touch in 2016, Clickatell is now transforming omni-channel customer care with the launch of Touch Go.

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May 14, 2018

Clickatell Launches Touch Go: Live-Chat for Customer Care

Following the launch of the enterprise version of Clickatell Touch in 2016, Clickatell is now transforming omni-channel customer care with the launch of Touch Go.

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May 11, 2018

Clickatell announces the launch of Touch Go

Following the launch of the enterprise version of Clickatell Touch in 2016, Clickatell now aims to transform omnichannel customer care with the launch of Touch Go.

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May 11, 2018

Forcing customers to use your app is brand vanity

Many brands remain obsessed with creating mobile apps. This not only defies trends that point to increasing consumer app apathy but can exclude a sizeable portion of your customers in emerging economies. Companies need to engage with their users where they are rather than forcing them onto an app, in what can only be described as brand vanity.

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May 9, 2018

Clickatell Launches Customer Care Live Chat Named Touch Go

Clickatell Touch ensures live chat across a company’s website as well as social media platforms. The enterprise version of Clickatell Touch was launched in 2016. Since then, Clickatell has been transforming ubiquitous customer care with the launch of Touch Go. Clickatell Touch brings customer engagement and care into a single business platform.

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May 8, 2018

Clickatell Launches Touch Go: Live-Chat for Customer Care

Following the launch of the enterprise version of Clickatell Touch in 2016, Clickatell is now transforming omni-channel customer care with the launch of Touch Go.

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May 8, 2018

Clickatell Launches Touch Go: Live-Chat for Customer Care

Following the launch of the enterprise version of Clickatell Touch in 2016, Clickatell is now transforming omni-channel customer care with the launch of Touch Go.

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April 4, 2018

Short-term insurers gaga over digital

Fresh on the heels of the Liberty Group’s chatbot-driven short-term  service reveal, Virgin Money SA has unveiled an online buying insurance platform. The latest offering from Virgin Money SA’s insurance arm allows customers to request a quote and buy car insurance online. ITWeb takes a look at chatbots in the insurance industry.

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December 11, 2017

Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa

Over the last 12 months, Clickatell has delivered almost 3 billion messages across the African continent, achieving a 42% year-on-year growth – far ahead of the 4% projected CAGR growth for the overall A2P global messaging market (as defined by a recent study from Zion Market Research).

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December 7, 2017

Clickatell named best SMS provider in Africa on the back of significant growth

South African born Clickatell has been recognised as the best SMS / A2P (Application to Person) messaging provider in Africa at the Nov 2017 Messaging and SMS World conference.

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December 6, 2017

SA born Clickatell honoured at 2017 Messaging and SMS World conference

South African born Clickatell has been recognised as the best SMS / A2P (application to person) messaging provider in Africa at the 2017 Messaging and SMS World conference, held last month.

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December 5, 2017

Clickatell named best SMS provider in Africa

Global SMS Messaging Gateway company, Clickatell has over the last 12 months, delivered almost 3 billion messages across the African continent, achieving a 42% year-on-year growth – far ahead of the 4% projected CAGR growth for the overall A2P global messaging market (as defined by a recent study from Zion Market Research). Moreover, Clickatell has seen over 20% annual message volume growth in many African countries, including Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Central African Republic, South Africa and Zambia.

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December 5, 2017

Clickatell named best SMS provider in Africa

Global SMS Messaging Gateway company, Clickatell has over the last 12 months, delivered almost 3 billion messages across the African continent, achieving a 42% year-on-year growth – far ahead of the 4% projected CAGR growth for the overall A2P global messaging market (as defined by a recent study from Zion Market

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December 5, 2017

Clickatell Named Top Messaging Provider With A2P Growth

South African born Clickatell has been recognised as the best SMS / A2P (Application to Person) messaging provider in Africa at the Nov 2017 Messaging and SMS World conference.

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