Nigerian startup SendChamp has raised $100,000 in funding to help African businesses bridge the communication gap, with the round’s conclusion marking the public launch of the startup’s offering.
“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,” said Kayode.
SendChamp has already partnered with companies like TeamApt, Bumpa, Selar, Flux, and Edves to reach and engage customers, despite the fact that the startup is still in private beta. It has helped these companies in sending over three million messages to over 300,000 customers in the previous six months.
SendChamp plans to use the funds to further product development and grow its personnel. The company has also lately expanded into Kenya.
“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,” said Stephen Deng, partner at DFS Lab.
Local angel syndicates such as DFS Lab, Hustler Capital, HoaQ Club and Velocity Digital,, as well as angel investors such as Prosper Otemuyiwa, Samson Goddy, Merijn Campsteyn, Ayo Arikawe, and Lanre Ogungbe, participated in the US$100,000 angel round.
SendChamp is a company founded by Goodness Kayode and Damilola Olotu that intends to improve customer relations for both technical and non-technical business owners. It has been in stealth mode for the last eight months.
The company’s APIs allow users to send messages via SMS, WhatsApp, email, and voice, among other modes. The CRM system, on the other hand, enables both technical and non-technical employees to better manage client relationships.