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Ex-Avaya, Five9, Glia, and Talkdesk industry leaders join forces to revolutionize customer experience (CX) with the launch of Zingly, a Collaborative Customer Experience (CCX) Platform. The patented customer-facing technology combines GenAI, digital interactions, and telephony, providing infinite scale to enterprises, and hyper personalization to consumers, resulting in revenue acceleration and lasting customer relationships.

With this launch, Zingly is today announcing it has raised a $10m seed funding round from Dell Technologies Capital, WestWave Capital, Scribble Ventures, Formus Capital, Geekdom Fund, Array Ventures, Firebolt Ventures, Burst Capital, and from leaders in the CX industry.

Today, customers are still primarily required to call 800 numbers and punch numbers into an interactive voice response (IVR) whenever they need to communicate with businesses. For customers, phone calls are an outdated and frustrating experience, and for businesses, theyre an expensive and unscalable method of communication. Meanwhile, businesses are seeing 10x traffic on their website and apps while experiencing declining call center traffic.

Technology advancements in CX have typically focused on operational savings driven by cloud migration and agent support tools, but have often neglected the end customer. Zingly rectifies this imbalance by providing customers with Zingly-Roomsa patented, always-on space where customers can instantly connect and collaborate with businesses, eliminating the need for calls.

Zingly enables businesses to offer a fresh customer experience
Zingly enables businesses to offer a fresh customer experience

This is driven by the companys Generative AI product technologies, including Relationship-AI and Zingly-Buddy. Zingly focuses on eliminating friction and accelerating engagement use cases like customer acquisition, onboarding, customer service and success, and many more. This is done through a modern no-code-low-code platform that integrates into any tech stack (CRM, existing contact center technologies, customer support systems, and core operations) and intelligently combines cutting-edge Generative AI, humans, and data. The end result is an innovative collaborative space that can scale to support service and sales operations for businesses of all sizes, while providing hyper-personalization for customers.

Zingly.ai Founders: (L to R) John DAmour, Gaurav Passi and Piotrek Chojnowski
Zingly.ai Founders: (L to R) John DAmour, Gaurav Passi and Piotrek Chojnowski

Founded in 2021 by Gaurav Passi, a former executive at Avaya and Five9, Zingly was born out of a recognition that traditional contact center solutions were becoming obsolete. With global inflationary pressures driving up the cost per call and limiting scalability due to the finite number of agents, the need for industry disruption was clear. Passi teamed up with seasoned CX, CRM, and CCaaS leaders from Five9, Talkdesk, and Glia to launch Zingly.

Traditional contact center solutions are out of date and simply not personable for customers, or scalable for businesses. The math is clear, there are approximately 16.5 million call center agents globally handling potentially billions of customers. More importantly, the frustration and long wait times associated with traditional calling and rigid workflow-driven chatbots have created what we call a fear of reaching out (FORO) among customers. Our vision with Zingly is to destroy FORO and make it collaborative for customers and businesses to come together, said Gaurav Passi, CEO and founder of Zingly.

Zingly represents a significant leap forward from the traditional trade-off between personalization and scalability in CX. While traditional calls are unscalable and conversational chatbots can feel too robotic, Zingly offers a new CX paradigm that is faster, cheaper, and more secure than both 1-800 numbers and conversational AI chatbots added Gaurav Passi.

Currently focusing on high-value industries such as financial services, healthcare, and product companies, Zingly is able to help organizations modernize their customer experience seamlessly by integrating with their existing technology stacks. As an example, Zingly is working with a Fortune 500 provider to engage with 5x more customers than traditional 1:1 phone conversations, while also reducing typical conversion time from 60 to 18 days, resulting in tens of millions of dollars of revenue uplift. Most importantly, it allowed them to innovate on top of their core infrastructure like Salesforce and Avaya without any disruption.

To truly revolutionize CX, it needed top industry leaders like those from Zingly to step back and fundamentally reimagine a new approach. Incremental improvements to CX were not enough. A deep technology solution intelligently combining data, GenAI, and humans, as well as a dedicated team of CX experts together with forward looking Fortune 500 design partners was required for such a revolution, said Zeus Kerravala, Principal Analyst, ZK Research.

The vision presented by Zingly happens once in a decade. We are excited to partner with the team right from its inception, said Gaurav Manglik of WestWave Capital. While Gokul Rajaram, Board Member at Coinbase and Pinterest, and former executive at DoorDash and Square added: What I respect about Gaurav Passi as a leader and Zingly as a company is that they have had the same mission from day 1. They work closely with large complex enterprises to solve deep challenges, and as a result, have built the best platform to disrupt the much needed CX industry with clear ROI. This clarity of mission and singular focus has been a big reason for their continued success.

Looking ahead, Zingly is rapidly expanding its teams in data science and engineering, sales, and marketing with plans to double its headcount by the end of next year. On track to be driving millions of quality customer interactions this year, Zingly is accelerating its mission to help companies collaborate with their customers and build relationships bigger than business.

About Zingly

Zingly.ai is the new way for businesses to meet, onboard and build lasting relationships with customers. Built by industry insiders in collaboration with Fortune 500 service providers, Zingly is a faster, cheaper, more secure, and better-organized solution than today's chatbots and 1-800 calling, eliminating friction and accelerating use cases like customer acquisition, onboarding, and support. Zingly makes online customer experiences delightful and personal by intelligently combining GenAI + Humans + Data to provide infinite scale for businesses and hyper personalization for customers to drive revenue acceleration and create exceptional customer experiences.

Zingly serves businesses across multiple industries including Banking and Financial Services, Insurance, Education, and Healthcare. Visit https://www.zingly.ai/ to learn more.

About WestWave Capital

Deep-Tech takes deep partnerships. Founded by former entrepreneurs, WestWave knows that founders need more than just capital. WestWave Capital invests in market defining pre-seed, seed and series A enterprise start ups.

About Dell Technologies Capital

DTC invests in determined early-stage founders who push the envelope on technology innovation for the enterprise, connecting them to the capital, expertise, and customers they need to take a company from start to scale. Since its inception in 2012, DTC has backed more than 150 startups, a list that notably includes Arista Networks, Cylance, DocuSign, Exotec, JFrog, MongoDB, Nasuni, Netskope, Nutanix, Nuvia, Redis, Xometry, and Zscaler. DTC has offices in Palo Alto (HQ), Boston, and Tel Aviv.

About Scribble Ventures

Scribble Ventures is an early-stage venture firm started by operators and investors from Instagram, Twitter, & A16z. We invest in Pre-Seed and Seed, and write initial checks of up to $1.5M. This allows Scribble to collaborate and co-invest with other angel investors and early-stage funds, so founders can bring the best partners into their round. We work closely with our founders alongside The Scribble Network – a curation of world-class operators across sectors and stages – for guidance on product, growth, hiring, fundraising, and more. We arent just investors to our founders – we are teammates. More info: scribble.vc

About Formus Capital

Formus Capital is a global technology investment firm backed by a network of family offices across various sectors & geographies. Our mission is to partner with exceptional, mission driven teams transforming industries and building world-impacting companies.

About Geekdom Fund

Geekdom Fund is a venture capital fund that invests in early stage tech startups led by the strongest founders. Our partners are in the trenches with our companies. Whether it be hiring, channel development, fundraising, executive coaching, or brainstorming sessions with your team, our goal is to help founders avoid costly mistakes and make high impact decisions.

Array Ventures

Array Ventures invests in founders passionate about solving problems for businesses. We partner from first round of your journey and help companies hone their go-to-market /10x growth journey.

About Firebolt Ventures

Firebolt Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on all things software (enterprise b2b application/infrastructure layers, fintech, consumer) to help extraordinary founders build enduring companies. We partner with founders early, invest throughout the lifecycle of the company and aim to be your most impactful investor.

About Burst Capital

Burst Capital invests in early-stage software and service companies, primarily those with marketplace and SaaS business models. As operators turned investors, we provide our portfolio company founders with on-call operating advice as we support their rapidly scaling businesses.

Contact Details

Zingly

Bilal Mahmood

+44 7714 007257

b.mahmood@stockwoodstrategy.com

Company Website

https://www.zingly.ai/

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