Vision
& Mission

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

Berkay Cakici
Software Engineer
Lives in

Ankara, Turkey

Favorite Messaging Platform

Signal

Bolat Khojayev
Software Engineer
Lives in

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Favorite Messaging Platform

Instagram

Daniel Gaviria
Business Associate
Lives in

Bogotá, Colombia

Favorite Messaging Platform

WhatsApp

Daniel Gnecco
Head of Customer Acquisition & BI
Lives in

Bogotá, Colombia

Favorite Messaging Platform

WhatsApp

Evgeny Nadymov
Software Engineer
Lives in

Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Favorite Messaging Platform

Telegram

Felipe Americano
Brazil Sales Manager
Lives in

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Favorite Messaging Platform

WhatsApp

Giorgos Alexakis
Software Engineer
Lives in

Athens,Greece

Favorite Messaging Platform

Messenger

Joel Simonoff
Software Engineer
Lives in

San Francisco, CA, USA

Favorite Messaging Platform

Instagram

Joscha Koepke
Head of Product
Lives in

San Francisco, CA, USA

Favorite Messaging Platform

ICQ

Juan Luis Pinilla Silvestre
Direct Sales Manager
Lives in

Bogota, Colombia

Favorite Messaging Platform

WhatsApp

Nathan Hancart-Mancer
Head of APAC & EMEA
Lives in

Singapore

Favorite Messaging Platform

WhatsApp

Oliver Nguyen
Software Engineer
Lives in

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Favorite Messaging Platform

Telegram

Ricardo Robles
Head of Sales LATAM
Lives in

Mexico City, Mexico

Favorite Messaging Platform

WhatsApp

Sarah Leary
Board Member
Lives in

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA

Stefanos Loukakos
Co-founder & CEO
Lives in

Athens, Greece / Menlo Park, CA, USA

Favorite Messaging Platform

WhatsApp

Vangelis Stamatoukos
Growth Advisor EMEA
Lives in

Athens, Greece / Dubai, UAE

Favorite Messaging Platform

WhatsApp

Vasi Karkantzos
Chief Growth Officer
Lives in

New York, NY, USA

Favorite Messaging Platform

FaceTime Video

Vincent Lan Shi
Head of Design
Lives in

San Mateo, CA, USA

Favorite Messaging Platform

Yo app

Yandong Liu
Co-founder & CTO
Lives in

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA

Favorite Messaging Platform

MSN Messenger

Yongkan Huang
Software Engineer
Lives in

Wuhan, China

Favorite Messaging Platform

Wechat

Yulin Chen
Software Engineer
Lives in

Santa Clara, CA, USA

Favorite Messaging Platform

Connectly

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We’re thrilled to be backed by world-class investors. They nourish and support our growth so we can continue to help top-performing companies thrive by reaching their audience through WhatsApp automated campaigns.

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