WhoGoHost, West Africa’s largest cloud infrastructure company, has recently announced the acquisition of SendChamp, the cloud communications startup that powers online messaging for African businesses for an undisclosed amount.
The acquisition is part of WhoGoHost’s strategic plans to deepen its value offering for its customer base.
Founded by Goodness Kayode and Damilola Olotu in 2021, SendChamp is a cloud communications provider that allows businesses to send and receive customer messages across different channels, including SMS, WhatsApp, email, and voice.
Over the last 2 years, the startup has worked with over 6000 businesses including Surebet247, Baxi, Chowdeck, Wirepay by Maplerad, Bumpa, and TeamApt.
In 2021, SendChamp had previously announced a $100,000 angel round from local syndicates including DFS Lab, Hustler Capital, HoaQ Club, Velocity Digital and a couple of other angel investors— the only round raised to date.
While the cost is undisclosed, the acquisition carries potential positives for all parties involved. Whogohost stands to benefit from SendChamp’s product suite across marketing messages, OTP, and customer support systems, deepening its value proposition, while SendChamp will benefit from its access to Whogohost’s over 100,000 customer databases.
Speaking on the acquisition, Goodness Kayode, CEO at SendChamp, said, “We received offers from a number of businesses across diverse industries at different points in our journey but ultimately went with Whogohost when an offer came given the synergies between our products and strategic positioning are clear. With this acquisition, we get to keep building SendChamp as an interoperable product within Whogohost’s integrated platform.”
At Whogohost, the acquisition of SendChamp is regarded as the first in a strategic series of steps that will see the company transform from a domain and hosting infrastructure company to a diverse digital services platform that focuses on domains, online presence, communication, and online commerce products.
Opeyemi Awoyemi Founder at Whogohost had this to say about the acquisition, “Over the last 16 years, Whogohost has provided domain hosting services to hundreds of thousands of businesses. The acquisition of SendChamp presents us with a unique opportunity to evolve our business from domain-hosting to a one-stop shop for digital services for entrepreneurs and businesses in Africa. We’re excited about what this means for us.”
According to both companies, SendChamp will continue to operate as an independent product in the months following the acquisition as it transitions to new ownership. However, soon, its products and services will become accessible via the Whogohost integrated platform. The reason for this is to allow for a smooth transition with minimal interruption to existing customer service.
As part of the acquisition deal, the CEO & CTO of Sendchamp and some members of the Sendchamp team will be joining Whogohost. Goodness Kayode will join as the Chief Product Officer while Damilola Olotu as the Chief Technology Officer of Whogohost.
Goodness Kayode and Damilola Olotu, Sendchamp is a cloud-based communication platform that allows businesses to send and receive messages to their customers across different channels, including SMS, WhatsApp, email, and voice.
Sendchamp has onboarded over 6000+ businesses across its API and No-code CRM tool product processing over 50m+ messages across messaging channels with customers ranging from VC-backed startups to enterprise businesses like Prudential Zenith, Surebet247, Baxi, Chowdeck, Wirepay by Maplerad, and Bumpa, among others.