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Callify.ai, Guitaa raise seed capital, OnlineSales.ai gets bridge funding

Callify.ai, Guitaa raise seed capital, OnlineSales.ai gets bridge funding
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14 Dec, 2020

Mumbai-based Callify.ai, which owns and operates an eponymous AI-based HR tech platform for working professionals, said it has raised $560,000 in a seed funding round.

The round, according to a statement, was led by Malpani Ventures India, with participation from Venture Catalysts, Calega Ventures, the Chennai Angel Network and the Marvari Angel Network.

Founded in 2016 by Chetan Indap, Callify.ai offers a voice-powered talent acquisition platform that recruiters can use to conduct automated telephonic meetings and hire candidates. It helps users to screen leads without calling, increase closure rates, reduce cost-per-hire and conduct performance data analysis, thereby eliminating over 70% of wasted or unproductive time, the statement said.

With the fresh funds, Callify looks to build on the first-mover advantage in the space and replicate its core engine to address use-cases across multiple industries. 

Its client base includes global giants such as Infosys, Accenture, NTT Data, HDFC Bank, Orange Telecom, ICICI Prudential, HCL, Kelly Services and Allegis.

Music-tech startup Guitaa raises seed money

Jaipur-based Guitaa Technology, which offers an eponymous platform to help users learn music online, said it has raised an undisclosed amount in a seed funding round.

The round, it said, was led by Startup Oasis through the NIDHI SSS fund under the Department of Science and Technology. Angels from ah! Ventures and JITO Angel Network also participated in the round, a statement said.

Guitaa said it plans to use the capital to expand its technology team and build a portfolio of innovative products. The goal, it said, is to make the music learning journey more personalised,  simpliļ¬ed and immersive for beginners. 

Founded in 2017 by Abhimanyu Saraswat and Chetan Agarwal, Guitaa’s technology platform allows users to learn to play songs on the guitar, piano and ukulele. The firm has a database of millions of songs for which the chords and notes are generated by an AI engine in seconds.  

Guitaa claims to have over 100,000 aspiring musicians on its platform every month.

OnlineSales.ai raises bridge funding

San Francisco, California headquartered Online Sales, which owns and operates a monetisation and co-op marketing platform OnlineSales.ai, said it has raised an undisclosed amount in a bridge funding round, dubbed a pre-Series B round.

The round, according to a statement from the company, saw participation from multiple institutions and angel investors, including IvyCap Ventures, Core91 VC, Vivek Bhargava, Samrat Zaveri, Ramakant Sharma and Saurabh Dangwal.

The company said it plans to deploy the money to expand in the US region while doubling down on traction in India and Southeast Asia, and invest in product and technology towards a comprehensive co-op marketing app suite.

Founded in 2017 by Ashish Mehta and Kaushik Pranajape, OnlineSales.ai enables a tech-backed ecosystem for online aggregators and multi-outlet brands. The platform is integrated in a white-labelled format within aggregators and brands’ ecosystem, which unlocks a suite of apps for the digital transformation of merchants, sellers and offline sales partners.

 

“With several case studies across retail, automotive, CPG, and banking verticals, this newly infused capital will help us expand multi-fold in the international markets more aggressively. Looking forward to working with the brilliant team at OnlineSales.ai to amplify our traction in the $180 billion co-op marketing segment globally,” Mehta said in the statement.