Thoughtly announces seed round to revolutionize contact centers with human-like AI agents

Thoughtly announces seed round to revolutionize contact centers with human-like AI agents

As venture capitalist and Netscape founder Marc Andreessen famously said, “Software is eating the world.” Now, software is coming for call center agents.

Thoughtly, a New York-based startup, announced today on LinkedIn their seed funding initiative with participation from various companies. This investment underscores the transformative potential of Thoughtly’s CCaaS platform, poised to reshape the way businesses interact with their customers forever.

Thoughtly touts itself as the “first-ever CCaaS platform built from the ground up for the era of generative AI,” redefining CCaaS software by routing callers to AI agents instead of human agents. According to CEO Torrey Leonard’s LinkedIn post, these agents are often indistinguishable from human agents: “By leveraging LLMs, Thoughtly creates human-like AI agents capable of handling every inbound and outbound phone call for high-volume contact centers. Everything you can train a human agent to say and do, you can train your Thoughtly to do the same.”

Thoughtly was born of the generative AI era, harnessing the latest technology at its core. At the heart of Thoughtly’s disruptive offering lies its simplicity. With an intuitive drag-and-drop editor, users can effortlessly deploy and manage AI agents in a short amount of time. This swift speed is coupled with advanced natural language processing capabilities, ensuring fast, accurate and personalized responses to customer inquiries.

To further enhance the customer experience, Thoughtly has introduced its “agent accelerator” program. This program offers expert, full-service setup and customization of AI agents at no additional cost, ensuring premium quality without the premium price. Thoughtly is a solution that offers both self-service and expert setup, making it a unique offering in the market.

Thoughtly is constantly innovating. Its AI agents, powered by machine learning algorithms, not only emulate human-like behavior but can also be personalized to reflect specific brand personalities, including traits like humor and assertiveness. Continuously learning and adapting with each interaction, this dynamic approach ensures that businesses stay ahead of the curve, delivering customer experiences that feel personal.

With Thoughtly, businesses can bid farewell to the constraints of traditional CCaaS models and embrace a future defined by efficiency, innovation and customer-centricity. By reducing operational costs, mitigating agent churn and enhancing customer satisfaction, Thoughtly is set to improve the customer engagement landscape and establish new benchmarks in the field.

In April, the chief executive of Tata Consultancy Services predicted that “artificial intelligence will result in minimal need for call centres in as soon as a year.” Just over a month later, it’s evident that this prediction is swiftly becoming reality. The momentum behind Thoughtly’s transformative platform reflects the industry’s seismic shift. As businesses embrace Thoughtly, they’re not just adapting — they’re advancing the potential of customer engagement.

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