Amy, the pioneering AI-powered sales intelligence solution that automates pre-meeting lead research and enables meaningful business relationships, today announced it has raised a $6 million Seed Round led by Next Coast Ventures and Lorne Abony. Other investors in the cycle include Jim Mellon and Eric LudwigMicha Breakstone, Joey Low, and James Kong among others. Amy will use the funds to further enhance her AI, natural language processing, and machine learning capabilities, as well as bring her B2P solution to market.
“The pandemic has completely upended the way professionals hold meetings and strike business deals, however, one thing remains the same: the importance of building strong, meaningful relationships,” said Nimrod Ron, CEO and co-founder of Amy. “At Amy, we’ve automated the process of finding leads and preparing for meetings – which takes up an average of 17% of the work day – so that professionals can focus on building authentic relationships with their clients, closing deals and excellence in what they do. We help salespeople create a lasting network of relationships that transcends their current role, driving long-term sales prospects.”
Amy’s sales intelligence platform saves sales professionals time and money while improving sales results by automating lead research and delivering actionable insights that drive deeper business relationships and durable. The platform analyzes all publicly available information about a business prospect, turning random strands of data into digestible notes containing information about the prospect, the company they work for, and common experiences. The platform’s unique algorithm collects information about the respective prospect and, using proprietary NLP technology, extracts and presents a personalized meeting brief consisting of only business-relevant information.
“There is a clear market need to optimize meeting experiences, given that the average professional spends hours every day in meetings,” said Michael Smerklo, co-founder and managing director of Next Coast Ventures. “Amy’s offering addresses this need by tapping into the art of human connection in business. The platform personalizes business by allowing professionals to understand who they are about to talk to and why that person is interested in talking to them, making meetings more effective and efficient. »
“In today’s market, a solution like Amy’s is bound to be a game-changer for sales reps in businesses of all sizes,” said Lorne Abony. “While most are connected to their digital channels 24/7, in today’s business environment, real connections are lacking. Amy’s easy-to-use, AI-powered platform represents the next generation of sales tools, reinventing “relationship selling” – once a crucial pillar of the sales world – and placing it at the forefront of the digital retail landscape. Amy empowers sales reps with the insights they need to deliver personalized experiences, and we’re confident her solution will quickly become an industry staple. »
The funding round comes at an exciting time for Amy; its business intelligence solution is now widely available to users after being ranked #1 on Product Hunt during a successful alpha testing phase.