Welcome to Beem

We enable communication and engagement across Africa through our suite of unified products.

The story behind Beem.

Once upon a time…

Beem’s founder, Taha, started his entrepreneurial journey as a teenager spending countless hours at his parent computer shop in Tanzania. As he completed university in the US in 2008, the shop was struggling to attract its target customers, students. SMEs in Tanzania, like elsewhere in Africa at the time, had limited options to communicate or advertise to their customers, let alone use technology tools to grow their business. On his frequent visits back home, Taha saw these growth constraints repeatedly and quickly realized that an SMS messaging concept he piloted at his university could be the perfect tool to aid SME’s like his parents. The adoption of mobile phones was just taking off across Africa at the time, it seemed the pieces were all in place, in favor of his concept.

Beem was born! Bongo Live (as originally known) began as an SMS advertising platform that connected individuals and students to offers from businesses. Despite facing a difficult, nascent market, and without raising external funding, Beem pushed forward and found a competitive niche, capitalizing on the power of communication and mobile in Africa.

A decade later, Beem is a leading mobile services technology platform helping enterprises drive growth and commerce in Africa into the coming decades. From humble roots, Beem has grown to become an omnichannel solution with a wide Pan-African and growing global Influence, delivering a unified, seamless experience.

Beem Founder - Taha Jiwaji

About Beem

At Beem, we envision an Africa powered by enterprises, empowered through technology. In the coming decades, Africa’s growth and commerce will be driven by mobile technology in enterprises.

We have created an integrated communications & financial services platform with the largest mobile network reach in Africa, empowering enterprises to scale quickly and effectively throughout the African continent.

To drive commercial growth for our customers, we offer our advanced SMS messaging, USSD, Airtime, Chatbot, Mobile Money & Airtime solutions through easy-to-integrate API’s as well as a self-service web portal.

Our Culture.

At Beem, our most valuable resource is our people, the work environment is generally friendly, casual yet professional and quite diverse. Each team member at Beem is amazing in their own right, but together they are what makes Beem such a fun and rewarding place to work. We also have a culture of constant learning and invest in developing our people, keeping in mind their aspirations and career goals.
The Beem Team

Our Mission

To empower enterprises with technology to build lasting relationships with their customers across Africa

Our Values


We always deliver, and are responsive and available to solve our customers’ problems. We are proactive and go above-and-beyond in our commitment to our customers.


We are not just thought leaders by word, but we have repeatedly proven our ability to think ahead and innovate.

Customer Centricity

True understanding comes from experience. Within our teams we collaborate and are empathetic in every situation, and this is no different for customers. We are on the journey together.


We have been able to persevere through thick and thin, embodying our ethics and emphasising honesty.


With simplicity comes usefulness. It doesn’t take too much if what we’re doing is right.


It is not enough for us to be domain experts, but we also must be thought leaders and actively share our knowledge with others. Since we’re the first in many areas, we must also be resourceful.

Are you interested in joining the ever growing Beem Africa team and making an impact in Africa?