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XL Africa Entrepreneurs
Ongair – from the Swahili word, “ongea” meaning talk – was launched in Kenya in 2015 and uses the instant messaging service WhatsApp to enable businesses around the world to talk to their clients. The company provides a robust, easy to use dashboard that lets you manage all your instant messaging accounts from a single platform.
Ongair has 800 clients in South America, India, and Asia, and works with San Francisco-based customer service company Zendesk to integrate WhatsApp and WeChat into their service. The company recently raised $125,000 from the venture capital firm Nest to expand to Hong Kong, where they plan to focus on businesses using WeChat, the Chinese messaging app, better known as Weixin in China. Ongair