We built the highest-performance and fastest-growing XMPP communications server.


Matthew Wild and Waqas Hussain, two thirds of our founding team, are leaders in XMPP/Jabber — the technology standard Google, Facebook, Cisco and many other companies use to power chat.


Matthew is responsible for Welcome's messaging infrastructure.

A member of the XMPP Council since 2009, Matthew is on The Board of Directors of the XMPP Standards Foundation.

Matthew founded the Prosody XMPP server project. He also authored and co-authored various XEPs and helps maintain the Jabber.org IM service.


Waqas is responsible for Welcome's technical vision.

He is a leader in the Jabber/XMPP community and actively co-develops the Prosody XMPP communications server.

Before founding Welcome, Waqas developed the general management systems used by many universities in Pakistan and has won several national programming competitions.