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SAN FRANCISCO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexmo, a leading cloud communication API company, today announced a partnership with global start-up accelerator, Wayra. Wayra promotes innovation and identifies talent in Latin America and Europe in the fields of Internet and new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Launched in 2011, Wayra provides entrepreneurs with access to technology, mentors, workspace and financing to help accelerate their growth and develop global businesses.
The partnership between Nexmo and Wayra provides companies participating in the accelerator with access to Nexmo's communications-as-a-service solutions and comprehensive cloud-based APIs at a reduced price. Nexmo's services enable app developers, enterprises -- and now Wayra companies -- to reach customers in any geography around the world via innovative mobile text-messaging and voice-messaging experiences.
"Our partnership with Wayra is a way for Nexmo to help start-ups gain global reach via our cloud-based APIs in a matter of days," said Tony Jamous, CEO, Nexmo. "We've helped clients like Airbnb, Line and Viber expand globally by aiding them to connect with their customers across any border."
The partnership further strengthens Nexmo's engagement with early-stage start-ups and it ensures that Wayra participants have the highest quality communications services and support, so they can worry less about their communications platform and focus their efforts on their cores business. Wayra participants will receive a discount for one year on Nexmo's API offerings and an initial credit to help get them started.
Nexmo's unique direct-to-carrier approach, adaptive routing and real-time analytics enable unmatched quality of delivery and end-user experience while controlling common latency, security and cost challenges. The company's direct-to-carrier approach integrates directly with telecom carriers and excludes costly aggregators. This ensures control quality of services country-by-country and significantly reduces latency, and also offers fast and simple rollout to new international markets, with lower integration costs.
Companies and apps such as Airbnb, Alibaba, Line, Viber, and WeChat use Nexmo for their business critical, international communication needs. For customer success stories, please visit: https://www.nexmo.com/customers/.
Since 2011, Nexmo (www.nexmo.com) has extended the cloud experience to handsets around the world, delivering both high quality messaging and voice capabilities to application developers and enterprises worldwide. High volume communication players such as Airbnb, Line, and Viber send millions of messages per month using Nexmo's Cloud API. Nexmo is headquartered in San Francisco, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. The company has received investments from NHN Investment in South Korea, Intel Capital in Silicon Valley and US-based Sorenson Capital among others.
Wayra is a Telefonica initiative whose main aim is to promote innovation and identify talent in Latin America and Europe in the fields of Internet and new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
Already present in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom, Peru, Czech Republic and Venezuela, Wayra's calls for projects have received more than 23,000 applications from new digital businesses, making it one of the leading global platforms for identifying technological talent in the ICT world. Its academies in Bogotá, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Lima, Madrid, Barcelona, Caracas, Sao Paulo, Santiago de Chile, Munich, London, Dublin and Prague, currently host more than 317 startups.
Wayra is part of Telefonica Open Future, an open innovation platform that integrates all Telefonica Group's investment vehicles and initiatives to foster entrepreneurship and innovation globally and that also includes alliances with external partners to increase the impact and reach of these initiatives worldwide. http://wayra.org/en/whats-wayra
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