Cognigy Secures $100 mn in Series C Funding to Enhance AI-Driven Customer Service By Srajan Agarwal - 12 June 2024

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Cognigy, a leading global provider of AI-first customer service automation, has successfully raised $100 million in Series C funding. This round was spearheaded by Eurazeo Growth and included contributions from existing investors Insight Partners, DTCP, DN Capital, among others. The substantial investment is set to propel Cognigy’s mission to scale AI-first customer service solutions.

Cognigy offers an advanced, enterprise-grade AI platform that supports the creation, management, and analysis of AI Agent workforces. Major brands such as Lufthansa Group, Virgin Pulse, Frontier Airlines, Bosch, Toyota, TechStyle Fashion Group, and Mercedes-Benz utilize Cognigy’s technology to deliver superior customer service. 

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The platform leverages both Conversational and Generative AI to deploy pre-trained AI Agents that efficiently handle high-volume customer inquiries, allowing human agents to focus on more complex, high-value interactions. These AI Agents also function as Agent Copilots, assisting human agents with real-time, contextual support and automating routine tasks.

Raluca Ragab, Managing Director and Head of UK and DACH at Eurazeo Growth, highlighted the critical role Cognigy’s technology plays in enhancing customer service. “Cognigy’s enterprise-grade orchestration layer for AI Agents collaborates with human agents to provide highly personalized service across all channels,” she said.

Romain Mombert, Director of Eurazeo Growth, emphasized the impressive automation capabilities of Cognigy’s platform, which achieves over 70% automation across millions of interactions with no latency. This efficiency has garnered unanimous praise from Cognigy’s clients.

The announcement comes on the heels of significant growth for Cognigy, with the platform handling hundreds of millions of interactions in the past year alone. Co-founder and CEO Philipp Heltewig expressed excitement about the expanding market for AI-first customer service, noting the critical need for scalable, efficient, and personalized customer interactions across industries.

Gartner projects the Conversational AI market to reach $36 billion by 2032, a substantial increase from $8.2 billion in 2023. With this burgeoning market opportunity, the new funding will support Cognigy’s global expansion and ongoing innovation in Conversational and Generative AI. The investment will also bolster research and development efforts aimed at creating more sophisticated AI-driven customer service solutions.

Teddie Wardi, Managing Director at Insight Partners, reiterated confidence in Cognigy’s leadership and technology. “Cognigy’s innovative approach and strong leadership position it as a market leader in enterprise customer service automation,” he stated, noting the company’s top rankings in Gartner and Forrester’s Conversational AI reports.

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The $100 million Series C funding marks a pivotal moment for Cognigy as it continues to revolutionize customer service automation on a global scale.

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