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ZOKO

Better Business on WhatsApp

Zoko makes it easy for businesses, to do Sales, Marketing and Customer Support on WhatsApp. There are 100 million merchants worldwide, already using WhatsApp for their businesses. The founders started off with an ecommerce business, entirely on WhatsApp, which grew to a customer base of 200K followers who would make purchases after seeing their weekly WhatsApp updates. Other businesses started reaching out to them, offering to pay for their "WhatsApp sales tools". That was the Aha moment! The founders realized that selling these tools to other businesses, was the way to go. In fact, 175 million people message a business on WhatsApp everyday. Even Amazon can't beat that! There is a dire need for tools that allow businesses to use WhatsApp effectively as a channel to sell online. The market size for ecommerce on WhatsApp is estimated be north of $50B/year. WhatsApp is the internet of the #nextbillion and Zoko plans to become the Shopify for merchants, selling on WhatsApp.

ZOKO
Founded:2021
Team Size:18
Location:Bengaluru, India
Group Partner:Dalton Caldwell

Active Founders

Arjun Paul

Arjun, on a mission to connect businesses to the #nextbillion via chat!

Arjun Paul
Arjun Paul
ZOKO

Aromal Sivadasan

Aromal Sivadasan
Aromal Sivadasan
ZOKO

Company Launches

Hi YC! This is Aromal and Arjun, the founders of ZOKO.
Zoko (https://www.zoko.io/) now lets ecommerce merchants add a fully-functioning sales agent to their WhatsApp Business number in a few minutes.

Here’s a video of how it works


Who is it for
We are building this for the 200M monthly active businesses on WhatsApp. Most business today, use WhatsApp as fancy SMS - i.e. for sending out marketing blasts. They don’t have a way to scale sales inside WhatsApp.

Our Backstory
🤔 We started off with an ecommerce business, entirely on WhatsApp, which grew to a customer base of 200K followers on Facebook, who would make purchases after seeing our weekly product drops on WhatsApp.
Other businesses started reaching out to us, offering to pay for our "WhatsApp sales tools". That was the Aha moment! We realized that selling these tools to other businesses, was the way to go and launched a SaaS business. Through the good grace of a lot of people helping us along the way - we got paying customers, investors, even YC and making millions in revenue profitably! yay!

Wanna play with it?
Sure! Open this link in WhatsApp https://wa.me/c/918849966041
(If you have WhatsApp Pay add the 1 INR product and make a real payment to get the full experience)

We are very open to feedback and have thick skins. Feel free to reach out to any of us with feedback, questions, etc. Email founders@zoko.io or whatsapp me directly wa.me/919108281134

Ask
Thanks for reading about us. We are looking to connect with ecommerce brands in WhatsApp dominated markets - India, Middle East, Western Europe and South America. If you are one or know of brands that would love to scale-up sales on WhatsApp, please get in touch with us at founders@zoko.io, thanks :)