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Website: http://txteagle.com


About txteagle

txteagle helps global organizations learn, educate and grow in emerging economies by leveraging the power of the mobile phone. Through a network of over 2.1 billion mobile phone subscribers across almost 100 developing countries, txteagle leverages the emerging market community for two inter-related services; i) GroundTruth: gathering local data and opinions ii) GroundSwell: leveraging those insights to improve consumer engagement.

Founded by former MIT faculty member Dr. Nathan Eagle and Dr. Ben Olding from Harvard’s Statistics Department, txteagle has raised funding from top-tier investors that include Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Flywheel Ventures and Esther Dyson.


txteagle delivers unprecedented data collection, consumer insights, brand engagement and purchase incentives in emerging markets via two complementary and related services, GroundTruth and GroundSwell:

GroundTruth - Mobile Emerging Market Intelligence
GroundTruth is a patent-pending mobile data collection platform that provides unique insight into the opinions, needs and behaviours of consumers in emerging markets – from brand reputation and product performance, to pricing and even local product availability. These insights are incorporated in GroundSwell, txteagle's mobile consumer engagement platform.

  • Opinion Surveys
  • Panel Recruitment & Compensation
  • Data Collecting
  • Fact Checking

GroundSwell - Mobile Brand Engagement & Action
GroundSwell enables global organizations to engage with their next billion consumers in emerging markets. As these economies undergo rapid expansion, hundreds of millions of consumers are joining the middle class - resulting in trillions of dollars of new purchasing power. txteagle’s GroundSwell mobile engagement platform provides clients with the ability to communicate and incentivize over 2.1 billion people.

  • SMS Campaigns
  • Market Entry Programs
  • Mobile Coupons
  • Promotions & Games


txteagle leverages the power of the mobile phone to give global organizations unprecedented insight into emerging markets. Here's how it works:


Accuracy Inference Engine (AIE)

txteagle's Accuracy Inference Engine (AIE) enables us to deliver accurate, high quality results to our clients. The AIE consists of the statistical routines that allow us to determine when tasks have been completed successfully, versus when we still need to have more or different community members process a given task. As our system operates, we accumulate labeled data, giving us opportunities to refine these strategies and increase efficiency even as we maintain or improve our quality standards.

Airtime Compensation

Through partnerships with over 220 mobile operators worldwide, txteagle has developed a global compensation platform.

This enables us to send airtime to 2 billion mobile phone subscribers in almost 100 countries. While our partners have very different methods for crediting their subscribers with airtime, the txteagle payment platform acts as a "wrapper", enabling us to instantly send compensation in over 50 currencies directly to any of 2.1 billion mobile phone subscribers in 100 countries.

Geographies Served

Through partnerships with over 220 mobile phone operators, the txteagle community is active in almost 100 countries worldwide:

East Asia & Pacific: Cambodia, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam

South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Latin America: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela

Europe & Central Asia: Armenia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey

Middle East & North Africa: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia

Africa: Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Uganda

Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbadua, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadine, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos

Company Buzz & Media Coverage


The Power of Text in the Developing World - Research Magazine (January 20, 2011)

Crowdsourcing Jobs to a Worldwide Mobile Workforce -Technology Review (Nov. 24, 2010)
Small Solutions To Big Problems - Forbes (November 17, 2010)
Mobile Work: A Way to Earn Money by Texting - The Economist (October 28 2010)
Can the world's poor text their way out of poverty? - The Financial Times (September 24 2010)
Jobs for a Two Billion Global Workforce - The Huffington Post (August 11 2010)
Mobile Distributed Wealth - Future Of Health (August 2, 2010)
For growth opportunities, don't overlook Africa - Fortune (June 28, 2010)
txteagle - Betavine (June 23, 2010)
New ICTs for Development - SDRC (June 14, 2010)
Tech Brief: txteagle BBC News (June 3, 2010)
Txteagle takes outsourcing to cell phones -New Mexico Business Weekly (April 16, 2010)
Kenya's Mobile Crowdsourcing Innovation - Txteagle - Trendbird (Mar 13, 2010)
Crowdsourcing in Africa - Afrinnovator (March 6, 2010 Nathan Eagle, founder of Txteagle - JWT Intelligence (March 3, 2010)
The HR Merger - HRN Europe (February 15, 2010)
How Anywhere is reshaping African life - 4G Trends (January 20 2010)
The end of the office... and the future of work - The Boston Globe (January 17 2010)

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