Berkeley Heights-based messaging provider acquired by S.F. company

Berkeley Heights-based Dotgo, a provider of Rich Communications Services business messaging, was acquired by Gupshup, a San Francisco-based messaging platform for businesses.

The acquisition will strengthen Gupshup’s internet protocol-based messaging platform, and the company plans to expand in Africa by leveraging Dotgo’s experience and presence there, Gupshup said in a news release.

“Conversational experiences are becoming the key to business-customer interactions, and the RCS messaging channel is a critical enabler,” Gupshup co-founder and CEO Beerud Sheth said. “Dotgo’s product innovation, market traction and thought leadership in the RCS ecosystem is truly impressive.”

Dotgo is a Cohort 6 graduate of the IIT Startups accelerator that began in San Francisco. The company’s Messaging-as-a-Platform technology is offered in partnership with Google Jibe, Gupshup said.

“RCS business messaging is destined to change the way businesses communicate with their customers,” Dotgo co-founder and CEO Inderpal Singh Mumick said. “We started Dotgo to create APIs that make it easy for brands and other players in the ecosystem to adopt RCS, while taking care of and hiding all the backend complexity from our customers. With the addition of RCS, Gupshup will undoubtedly be the strongest IP messaging company, and thus helps us accelerate our mission.”