With more than 2,100 innovative start-ups in attendance at Web Summit in Dublin (3-5 November 2015), it was no mean feat to stand out from the crowd, but ChatSim pulled it off.
The presentation of the 2015 Angels' Choice Award to the start-up - which was founded by Manuel Zanella on 21 January 2015 - was met with widespread approval and applause in the RDS Main Hall, the venue for an event that Forbes called "the best technology conference on the planet." Every year, it attracts thousands of start-uppers and investors from all over the world, as well as the big multinationals in the IT sector.
ChatSim (www.chatsim.com) was created as the world's first SIM card that lets you chat free of charge and with no limits, even without Wi-Fi, using all Instant Messaging Apps (WhatsApp, WeChat, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, QQ, LINE and many other apps for smartphones and tablets). It is now the number one "Instant Messaging Mobile Operator" in the world. It was the brainchild of 38-years-old Manuel Zanella, the CEO of ChatSim and the founder and CEO of Zeromobile, Italy's first Global Mobile Operator for low-cost roaming (www.zeromobile.it).
Zanella showed his ability to anticipate trends in digital communication and realized that the Instant Messaging market is the future, while e-mails and text messages are becoming a thing of the past, as confirmed by the latest data.
The 2015 Angels' Choice Award honors and recognizes Manuel Zanella's insight and the highly innovative nature of ChatSim, which the many investors at Web Summit have deemed a company with vast potential for growth in 2016 and the years to come.
"We are extremely proud of this accolade, which has put us on the path to ever faster growth, thanks in part to the new investors that we have met," said Manuel Zanella after receiving the award. "After all, we are operating in a brand new market with huge potential that we invented ourselves just last year," emphasized Zanella. "It is partly for this reason that I have been able to find partners and investors who are prepared to back ChatSim just a few months after the launch of the business."
Thanks to ChatSim, you can chat for free and with no limits at all, exchanging text messages and emoji for a year with just €10.
Besides chatting for free and without limits with all Instant Messaging apps, even without Wi-Fi, ChatSim is also the first "Instant Messaging SIM" in the world to introduce voice calls with all Instant Messaging apps as a single voice communication system. Even without Wi-Fi.