October 22, 2016 1:15 PM ET


Company Overview of Kirusa, Inc.

Company Overview

Kirusa, Inc. provides voice messaging and social media mobile apps to mobile carriers and subscribers in emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East, South and South East Asia, and Eastern Europe. It offers products and services in the areas of voice messaging, infotainment, cloud based services, and managed services. The company also provides enterprise solutions, such as interactive mobile marketing and social media marketing. In addition, it offers social media mobile apps that enable mobile subscribers to share their stories with their family and friends across the globe. Further, the company’s solutions include InstaVoice, InstaVoice Celeb, and InstaVoice Sports apps that are offered in...

139 South Street

Suite 205

New Providence, NJ 07974

United States

Founded in 2000





Key Executives for Kirusa, Inc.

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Operations
Chief Scientist Emeritus
Vice President of Engineering
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Kirusa, Inc. Key Developments

Kirusa Appoints Obafemi Banigbe to Advisory Board

Kirusa announced the appointment of Obafemi Banigbe to its advisory board. Femi is currently the Managing Partner at Silver Rock Technology Services. Prior to co-founding Silver Rock, Femi was the Chief Operations Officer of Millicom Ghana (operators of Tigo) where he also functioned as the acting CEO and CTO. Before this, he was the CTO for Millicom Tanzania. Femi has held leadership roles in Airtel, Celtel & V-Mobile in Nigeria. He has also worked in Ericsson during his early career in several capacities.

Kirusa Launches InstaVoice Version 2.0

Kirusa unveiled the upgraded and redesigned version of its popular social networking mobile app InstaVoice. The fresh and vibrant InstaVoice will now sport a new logo. The updated InstaVoice is now available on all three platforms: iOS, Android, and Windows. The contemporary version comes with an intuitive and user-friendly interface. The novel logo of Parrot represents the idea of an app that promotes the importance of ‘voice ‘in communication. The app, just like a Parrot, is cool and vibrant. This streamlined version comes with a simple and dextrous tab layout for displaying different types of messages namely Missed Call, Voice SMS, and Voicemail in a unique chat-like user interface. Tabs make it easier to view and access new and old messages. The design brings in cleaner layouts, new icons, and richer texture. This version features a subtle title bar that blends into the three tabs for Missed Call, Voicemail, and Chat. Users will now be informed of their unread messages through simple badge counts. One of the new features enables the user to get the message receipts, and read/unread status of the messages sent, in a standard and intuitive manner.

Kirusa Launches InstaVoice Celeb in Partnership With Vodacom DRC

Kirusa announced the launch of its popular social media service InstaVoice Celeb, in partnership with Vodacomin DRC. The service enables fans to engage directly with their favorite celebrities through voice messages. InstaVoice Celeb is available for all Vodacom DRC customers, on both smart phone and feature phones. Kirusa is a leader in voice messaging and social media mobile apps in emerging markets. From Celeb-to-fans and fans-to-Celeb, InstaVoice Celeb provides a seamless flow of messages. Using the unique voice micro blogging feature of InstaVoice, celebrities express their emotions and share their joyous and challenging moments. Their fans can hear them, a better option than just seeing their text messages on a social networking site or in a media publications. The voice messages are delivered instantly to fans, creating a ‘Voice Twitter’ like experience. InstaVoice Celeb service goes over and above the regular social networking platforms by creating a unique ‘connect’ between celebrities and fans using multiple channels of interactions, including one-on-one calls, meetings, merchandising and events.

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