Truecaller has set up the first office and headquarters in Africa in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.
The Swedish caller ID firm has said that it reached the decision to set up the office in Kenya because the country has remained consistently top market for them.
“Over the years, Kenya has consistently been a top market for us, with some of our highest usage globally, which is why it made sense for us to set up a strategic headquarters in Nairobi,” said Zakaria Hersi, Truecaller’s Director of Partnerships in Africa.
The firm has more than six million Kenyans who have downloaded their app and using the services through the software. The software helps in identify callers, blocking unwanted calls and of late, blocking unwanted texts too.
“With this positive momentum of growth, we look forward to bringing new, innovative and localized services and offerings, and expand our presence and start engaging more deeply with the tech ecosystem,” added Zakaria.
In 2017, Truecaller said that it had filtered 4.4 million calls as well as 14 million spam messages monthly in Kenya.
The firm has an estimated 50 million users in Africa.