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Cognigy funding news – Düsseldorf-based Cognigy Secures €93 Million in Series C Round Funding

Jun 12, 2024 | By Startup Rise EU

Cognigy, a global leader in AI-first customer service automation, secures €93 million in series C round funding. The round was led by Eurazeo Growth, with participation from existing investors Insight Partners, DTCP, DN Capital, and others. The new funding will accelerate Cognigy’s mission to deliver AI-first customer service at scale.

Cognigy, a global leader in AI-first customer service automation, secures €93 million in series C round funding. The round was led by Eurazeo Growth, with participation from existing investors Insight Partners, DTCP, DN Capital, and others. The new funding will accelerate Cognigy’s mission to deliver AI-first customer service at scale.

It provides a market-leading enterprise-grade AI platform to build, operate and analyze the advanced AI Agent workforce that many major brands including Lufthansa Group, Virgin Pulse, Frontier Airlines, Bosch, Toyota, TechStyle Fashion Group, and Mercedes-Benz rely on today to deliver exceptional customer service.

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It’s AI-first approach uses both Conversational and Generative AI to deliver pre-trained AI Agents that resolve high-volume customer requests at scale. This allows enterprise customer service leaders to focus their scarce human agents on high-value conversations.

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As well as serving end customers, the same AI Agents switch roles to act as Agent Copilots, providing instant and contextual assistance to human agents and automating routine tasks such as call wrap-up.

Raluca Ragab, Managing Director, Head of UK and DACH of Eurazeo Growth said, “Delightful customer service is a top priority for enterprises and is one of the pain points pervading every industry that technology has not been able to solve successfully to date. Cognigy’s enterprise-grade orchestration layer for AI Agents works alongside human agents to deliver a highly effective, personalized service on any channel,”.

Romain Mombert, Director of Eurazeo Growth said, “We spoke to a large number of Cognigy’s customers as part of our research and, without exception, they all would recommend Cognigy because the platform enables them to reach a very high level of automation (70%+) across millions of conversations with no latency, which is very complex to do. We are proud to support Cognigy’s global growth and mission to revolutionize conversation automation for the enterprise. This investment aligns perfectly with our Eurazeo Growth strategy of supporting European AI champions and scaling them up to become global category leaders,”.

Philipp Heltewig, Co-founder and CEO of Cognigy said, "The market opportunity for AI-first customer service is immense, Enterprises across all industries are recognizing the critical need for efficient, scalable, and personalized customer interactions. Our platform delivers and manages AI Agents that revolutionize the customer service landscape, providing businesses with the tools to exceed customer expectations and drive loyalty. This funding will enable us to seize this opportunity, expand our global footprint, and continue to innovate our platform to meet the evolving needs of our clients."

In addition to fuelling Cognigy’s global expansion, the new capital round will be directed toward enhancing Cognigy’s research and development efforts in Conversational AI with Generative AI, enabling the creation of more sophisticated and intuitive customer service solutions, and the acceleration of cutting-edge AI-first technologies that deliver concrete ROI.

Teddie Wardi, Managing Director at Insight Partners said, "We continue to see tremendous potential in Cognigy's AI-first approach to customer service, The company’s innovative technology and strong leadership team position Cognigy as a market leader in enterprise customer service automation, as evidenced by top rankings in Gartner and Forrester's Conversational AI reports. We are excited to continue our support of Cognigy’s vision and growth."

About Cognigy

At Cognigy, they were leading the charge to transform the customer service sector by offering the most advanced AI workforce available. Their multi-award winning technology is made to enable companies to provide quick, personalised, multi-channel, instantaneous customer assistance across any language.

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