SendChamp, the messaging platform for businesses and developers in Africa, has announced that it has raised a $100,000 to bridge the communications gap for African businesses.

This angel round saw participation from local angel syndicates like DFSLAB, Hustler Capital, Hoaq Club, Velocity Digital, and angel investors including Prosper Otemuyiwa, Samson Goddy, Merijn Campsteyn, Ayo Arikawe, and Lanre Ogungbe.

The startup plans to use the funding for product development and expand the team. The startup also recently expanded its presence to Kenya.

Founded in February 2021 by Goodness Kayode and Damilola Olotu, SendChamp’s mission is to improve customer relations for technical and non-technical business owners.

African businesses still face many issues when it comes to managing communication with their customers. Communication channels are mostly singly-channel platforms, which lead to fragmentation in messaging.

While unified message-delivery solutions exist globally, African businesses are cut off either due to service restrictions or have to grapple with poor delivery from nonchalant global service providers. Globally, the unified communications market is estimated to be worth over $78.33 billion with Africa’s market valued at $4.7 billion at a 27% YoY growth rate. 

Through its solutions, SendChamp allows African businesses to create deeper relationships with their customers. The startup’s multi-channel APIs allow users to deliver messaging across multiple channels including SMS, WhatsApp, Email, and voice.

SendChamp has already worked with renowned businesses like TeamApt, Bumpa, Selar, Flux, and Edves to reach and engage customers.

According to the startup, it has helped these companies power over 3 million messages to 300,000+ customers, helping their lead generation and conversion efforts. The company has also built a developer community of over 500 people since it started.

Speaking on the recently concluded round, SendChamp CEO and Co-founder, Goodness Kayode, commented saying “We’re thrilled to have concluded this round, backed by some of the most helpful investors in the African ecosystem. As a company, we’re committed to helping African businesses improve their relationships with their customers by building the simplest solution on the market.

“We have a lot more non-technical business people than technical and we are building largely for them. We want technical and non-technical business people to be able to communicate effectively with their customers via multiple messaging channels from a single platform .”

Stephen Deng, Partner at DFSLAB “SendChamp is building the core communications layer of the digital commerce stack on the continent and they’re leveraging no-code tools so that sellers large and small can easily manage their audiences and grow their businesses. This team has a world-class knack for customer-centricity and DFS Lab is extremely excited to back a team that can execute at this level.”

Musa Suleiman
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