Connectly operates as a fully remote team across
North America, Europe and Asia
This global model arms us with deep regional insights and enables us to build messaging solutions that solve for the common needs of a diverse customer base.
Connectly received seed funding in early 2021 from Unusual Ventures, GFC and Marathon Venture Capital, and operates operates as a fully remote global team.

Our Vision

We believe businesses need to adopt a message-first mindset to succeed. Our vision is to create the AI-powered infrastructure of the future to make this as easy as possible; enabling businesses to operate the full flywheel - marketing, sales, transactions, customer experience -all within the customer’s thread of choice.

Founder Story

Connectly was founded by Stefanos Loukakos (ex-Director, Head of Messenger & Blockchain at Facebook) and Yandong Liu (ex-CTO of Strava and Engineer at Uber) who met through a friend in the founder community. With a shared passion for messaging - between Stefanos’ role at Facebook and Yandong’s role leading a highly successful SMS initiative to onboard Uber drivers - they launched Connectly to help businesses make the most of their customer messages in an increasingly complex ecosystem.

Meet the team

Andreas Nomikos
Software Engineer
Lives in

Athens, Greece

Favorite Messaging Platform

Many options, but all fall short in one way or another

Bolat Khojayev
Software Engineer
Lives in

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Favorite Messaging Platform

Instagram

Evgeny Nadymov
Software Engineer
Lives in

Sunnyvale, CA

Favorite Messaging Platform

Telegram

Isabelle Brenton
Head of Marketing
Lives in

New York, NY

Favorite Messaging Platform

Instagram

Joel Simonoff
Software Engineer
Lives in

San Francisco, CA

Favorite Messaging Platform

Instagram

Joscha Koepke
Head of Product
Lives in

San Francisco, CA

Favorite Messaging Platform

ICQ

Juliana Schlesinger Felippe
Head of Sales LATAM
Lives in

São Paulo - Brazil

Favorite Messaging Platform

WhatsApp

Niel Teng Hu
Software Engineer
Lives in

San Francisco, CA

Favorite Messaging Platform

Matrix

Oliver Nguyen
Software Engineer
Lives in

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Favorite Messaging Platform

Telegram

Sarah Leary
Board Member
Lives in

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Stefanos Loukakos
Co-founder & CEO
Lives in

In between Athens, Greece and Menlo Park, CA

Favorite Messaging Platform

WhatsApp

Vincent Lan Shi
Head of Design
Lives in

San Mateo, CA

Favorite Messaging Platform

Yo app

Yandong Liu
Co-founder & CTO
Lives in

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Favorite Messaging Platform

MSN Messenger

Yulin Chen
Software Engineer
Lives in

Santa Clara, CA

Favorite Messaging Platform

Connectly

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