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AI-powered Sales, a Paradigm Shift - PCQuest

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A result-oriented sales team is the driving force and a determining factor for the success of any business. Traditional sales methodologies have paved the way for more advanced techniques thanks to rapid technological adoptions. Digital transformation has further enhanced the sales pipeline with the integration of artificial intelligence and machine learning. 'One size fits all' is an oxymoron for something as complex as a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. The fit of the CRM needs to be aligned with an organization rather than the other way around.


AI-powered sales startup 19th Mile bags angel funds from HNIs

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Artificial intelligence-based sales acceleration software platform 19th Mile has raised $180,000 (Rs 1.2 crore) in angel investment from high-net-worth individuals, the company said in a media statement. The key investors include Rishi Vasudev, vice president of fashion at Flipkart; Excelsior Investments; Ritesh Vohra, partner at IDFC Real Estate Fund; Praveer Kumar, chief technology officer at payments solutions startup Finxera; Prashant Gupta, head of engineering at Finxera; and a few others, the statement added. Ltd, the company was founded 2015 by Vijay Gogoi, who worked at consultancy giant Accenture before starting up. An electronics engineer from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela and MBA from MDI, Gurgaon, Gogoi has 19 years of experience in management consulting, sales, talent development, and general management, and has been a technology entrepreneur for the past two years. The company will use the funds to strengthen its product, bolster its technology team, and will launch brand awareness initiatives in India and other international markets, the statement said.


HNIs invest in AI-based sales startup 19th Mile

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Artificial intelligence-based sales acceleration software platform 19th Mile has raised $180,000 (Rs 1.2 crore) in angel investment from high-net-worth individuals, the company said in a media statement. The key investors include Rishi Vasudev, vice president of fashion at Flipkart; Excelsior Investments; Ritesh Vohra, partner at IDFC Real Estate Fund; Praveer Kumar, chief technology officer at payments solutions startup Finxera; Prashant Gupta, head of engineering at Finxera; and a few others, the statement added. Ltd, the company was founded 2015 by Vijay Gogoi, who worked at consultancy giant Accenture before starting up. An electronics engineer from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela and MBA from MDI, Gurgaon, Gogoi has 19 years of experience in management consulting, sales, talent development, and general management, and has been a technology entrepreneur for the past two years. The company will use the funds to strengthen its product, bolster its technology team, and will launch brand awareness initiatives in India and other international markets, the statement said.


10 Indian AI Startups To Watch Out For In 2018 [Startup Watchlist]

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This article is part of Inc42's Startup Watchlist annual series where we list the top startups to watch for 2018 from industries like AI, Logistics, Fintech etc. Explore all the stories from'Startup Watchlist' series here.


AI dilemma: To be or not to be

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In May, SenseTime Group, a Chinese technology company specialising in artificial intelligence (AI) and facial recognition, raised $620 million in a funding round led by Fidelity International, Hopu Capital, Tiger Global Management and Silver Lake Partners. The three-year-old startup, arguably the world's most valuable startup in AI, was valued at $4.5 billion. The funding came at a time when the Chinese government is pulling all the stops to make the country a global leader in AI over the next seven years. By 2025, the Chinese government intends to grow AI industry's value over $60 billion. In India, the picture is different.