YCombinator-backed startup VOIQ secures $5M funding to build the future of AI voice
VOIQ, an AI startup that helps businesses to leverage AI conversational VoiceBots to make their sales, marketing and support calls, has raised an additional $2 million in funding to integrate with strategic CRMs and Sales Automation Platforms that will expand the product’s accessibility to 500,000 prospective users.
The round is led by LEAP Global Ventures with significant investment from 10XCapital, Brian Finn (Former CEO of Credit Suisse Boston), Tom Chavez (sold his Martech company Krux to Salesforce for ~$1B) and David Shreni (Former Head of Global Mobile for Walmart). The latest round brings VOIQ’s total funding raise to date to $5 million.
VOIQ was founded in 2014 by Ricardo Garcia-Amaya and Jessica Taggart. The San Francisco, California-based startup provides businesses the opportunity to leverage AI conversational VoiceBots to make their Sales, Marketing and Support calls, replacing the need for sales and support reps. VOIQ launched its SaaS platform in February 2019, with over 700 companies as customers.
VOIQ is a YCombinator and Silicon Valley-backed SaaS platform revolutionizing AI Voice by providing human-sounding and highly customizable Conversational AI VoiceBots for Sales, Marketing and Service Calls. VOIQ’s Founder and CEO Ricardo Garcia-Amaya, an expert in AI Voice Technologies and Innovations, recently gave the keynote on AI Voice at the Global AI Chatbot Conference in San Francisco. VOIQ works with tech companies such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft and IBM, who are investing billions of dollars in the industry to further advance these aspects of VOIQ AI technology.
“VOIQ is solving a problem that so many people believed unsolvable. Bringing human-like conversational VoiceBots to automate business calls is a game-changer for high-growth companies looking for that edge over the competition, and no startup is better positioned to deliver than VOIQ,” Managing Partner Roman Leal said.
Commenting on the news, VOIQ CEO and Founder Ricardo Garcia-Amaya, says their recent success is “a clear indicator that this space is about to experience hyper-growth. While industry experts predicted that AI Voice for business use would take several more years to mature, a wide range of solutions such as Amazon Alexa for Business are already emerging at a fast pace.”