Sequoia-backed sales assistant Vymo partners Microsoft to expand its global presence

Sequoia-backed sales assistant Vymo partners Microsoft to expand its global presence
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21 May, 2019

Virtual sales assistant Vymo, backed by Sequoia Capital, has announced a collaboration with tech giant Microsoft to expand its global presence. 
The partnership will help organisations worldwide to strengthen their customer relationship management (CRM) solutions through Vymo’s artificial intelligence (AI), backed by Microsoft Azure, for better predictive and actionable insights into sales processes.    

The Bengaluru-headquartered startup has already deployed its personal assistant app for enterprise sales to over 50 companies across the financial and pharmaceutical sectors.  

“We have been working closely with Vymo to empower the salesforce in businesses using AI, and are delighted to be taking our collaboration further,” said Rajiv Sodhi, general manager, partner ecosystem, Microsoft. 
Sodhi also said that the new partnership was part of Microsoft’s commitment to enable its partner ecosystem to better utilise AI capabilities. 

Vymo co-founder and chief executive Yamini Bhat said, “We are helping organisations move to a more proactive CRM experience powered by mobility and intelligence.”

Bhat added that Vymo has helped salespeople operate effectively in a deskless environment and was looking forward to the partnership with Microsoft as the startup scales to other geographies. 

Back in 2015, Vymo graduated as a part of Microsoft’s Winter Accelerator programme and was awarded Microsoft’s ‘AI for All’ title in 2018.  

Vymo’s current clientele includes Abu Dhabi Finance, Allianz, AXA, Bangkok Bank, Future Generali, HDFC Bank, FE Credit, and Zurich Insurance. 

Red Hat is another organisation that Microsoft has partnered in the recent past. In partnership with Red Hat, Microsoft launched a Kubernetes tool.