Koble and Xpand join forces to connect business professionals and executives with compatible suppliers and vendors around the world.
Koble, a B2B matchmaking platform has signed an exclusive licensing agreement for entire Asia, with Xpand – the brand of Axiata Business Services. Through this partnership, Koble will offer a huge market of small and medium sized enterprises, a digital business matchmaking platform to meet clients and suppliers. Xpand is an IoT business unit and a wholly owned subsidiary of Axiata Group Berhad – one of the largest telecommunication companies in Asia, with a customer base of over 350 million.
The Koble platform enables business professionals to do business deals with clients and suppliers across the globe. Considering the need of the hour, Koble platform also combines social networking with the intelligence of anonymous and AI-enabled matchmaking to come out with quality results, thereby delivering an improved relationship between buyers and sellers.
With this collaboration, the two entities will bring localized versions of Koble to markets in and around Asia. Xpand will be distributing Koble in regions such as Malaysia and Indonesia through Axiata’s mobile operators such as Celcome Axiata in Malaysia and XL Axiata in Indonesia. The partnership with Xpand will further take Koble to regions like Singapore, India, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, through the mobile operator Qorus Mobile Alliance.
Speaking on this development, Fabrice Saporito, Founder and CEO of Koble said, We’re beyond excited to partner with Axiata Business Services to bring our B2B social network to hundreds of millions of their enterprise customers. It’s hard to overstate how much of a landmark day this is for Koble as we instantly gain distribution to one of the largest professional user bases across Asia.
Nearly one out of every four business professionals globally calls this region of the world home today, and they are increasingly demanding a professional network for growing their businesses rather than just their careers.”
Asri Hasan, Chief Executive Officer of Xpand said, “With the mission to meet the complex and sophisticated requirements of businesses, Xpand is focused on bringing new and cutting-edge enterprise communications solutions to Asia. This exclusive Asia-wide licensing partnership with Koble is one step forward in fulfilling our role in providing access to businesses in this region to a global market and helping them expand their business reach.”