Despite increased internet penetration over the past decade, over half of the world’s population remains disconnected from the digital economy due to poor infrastructure, language barriers, cost of internet connections, low literacy rates and expensive hardware requirements. The widening digital divide threatens to leave billions of people further behind, and has a far-reaching effect across a number of sectors including education, healthcare, agriculture and financial services.
Billions of people across the developing world are eager to engage in the digital economy, which generates over $11.5 trillion of global GDP (~15.5%) and has grown two-and-a-half times faster than global GDP over the past 15 years. Moreover, governments, international development institutions, and private companies are actively seeking to increase their engagement with this large, global, underserved population.
Viamo is a leading emerging-markets mobile-engagement and information platform that operates in 26 countries across Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. The Company’s solution provides relevant and actionable information that addresses users’ healthcare, agriculture, education, financial services, news, and entertainment needs, and allows users to connect with relevant organizations in these areas. Viamo also provides remote training, data collection, and targeted mass messaging services. The company leverages software, content, data, and partnerships with mobile network operators to engage users across the mobile device of their choice.