Messaging pioneer Jongla yesterday declared the organization had secured €5 million in investment, taking the aggregate shut to date to €12 million. With the new capital, the concentration for Jongla will be on keeping on scaling the business all around. The Finnish organization will likewise keep on innovating with new features and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence.
“Messaging apps are the new ecosystem for the next generation of apps and services. Our team of investors have seen first hand the positive direction the messaging business is heading in and they want to enable the next chapter of the Jongla story”, says Jongla founder and investor Arto Boman. “With the new capital and through new strategic partnerships, our aim is to further leverage AI and bots that we believe will revolutionize messaging between businesses and consumers.”
Jongla is not only thinking about bots, the company has set arrangements to reposition itself as the go-to messaging application for developing markets. By 2020 there will be 6 billion cell phone clients worldwide as the general population in new markets get to the versatile Internet and receive messages through applications. Jongla’s focus is to exploit this open door with their available and social applications.
“We have seen rapid growth this year, driven by the demand for light and social apps in emerging markets”, says Riku Salminen, CEO of Jongla. “This Autumn alone, our users have sent three times the amount of messages – the uplift has been huge. Among our top countries are now Brazil, Nigeria, Turkey, Iran, India and Indonesia – all emerging markets, which alone cover 2 billion of total population.”
Jongla is glad to soon release its second application. They have yet to uncover the new application’s usefulness in detail yet it will fixate on voice transcription and shrewd sound handling. These are topics that the organization has been working crosswise over on a few fronts as of now.“We see natural voice recognition and audio processing as crucial for the future of messaging”, continued Salminen. “Our second app will do something that no other app has done before, so we’re super excited about its release in early 2017.”
Among the Investors included in Jongla’s €5 million Series B investment round are Arto Boman, Henry Sjöman, Matti Kallio, Gustav Nyberg, Kristian Pentti, Circlion Capital Oy, Kontino Invest Oy, Takoa Invest Oy, Ingman Finance Oy and JSH Capital Oy.
Not long ago, Jongla reported the release of Jongla Social Messenger, the most huge move up to the application to date. With social features added like the capacity to find new and intriguing individuals around you, the new Jongla has been intended to bridge the gap between social networks and messaging.
Additionally this year Jongla formally rolled out across Africa. Like the achievement experienced in Asia, Jongla is developing quick in Africa by permitting individuals to message better and spare cash and information with the world’s lightest messenger.