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Series B | Alive

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$52M | 4 yrs ago



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About Clinc

Clinc is a global conversational AI training platform provider deploying natural language processing and deep learning technology for enterprises. The company leverages a combination of natural language processing (NLP) engines, machine learning, and deep neural networks to make sense of human speech.

Headquarters Location

220 E Huron St.

Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48104,

United States

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Consumer & Retail / Digital Engagement

Companies in this market leverage advancements in conversational AI, including natural language processing, understanding, and generation, to automate voice- and text-based interactions between customers and companies. This market includes both plug-and-play solutions, which are pre-trained to answer most common questions, and more tailored solutions that require training on a brand’s or retailer’…

Clinc named as Challenger among 15 other companies, including AISERA, Uniphore, and Cognigy.

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Clinc's Products & Differentiators

    Clinc Virtual Assistant

    AI-driven chatbots built for banks to deploy quickly. Customers can handle most every banking transaction, when they want, where they want -- without the aid of a live person or visit to branch

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Clinc Patents

Clinc has filed 28 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Natural language processing
  • Machine learning
  • Computational linguistics
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Trees (data structures), Natural language processing, Artificial intelligence, Computational linguistics, Facebook employees


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Trees (data structures), Natural language processing, Artificial intelligence, Computational linguistics, Facebook employees



Latest Clinc News

Clinc Launches Unique AI-Driven IVR For Banks & Credit Unions

Jan 10, 2023

News Provided By Share This Article Clinc can now offer their revolutionary IVR technology for banks and credit unions Until now, no IVR Conversational AI technology exists that provides a truly natural conversation both in text and voice – a critical need to mitigate customer frustration with old-school IVR systems” — Jon Newhard, Chief Executive Officer, Clinc AI ANN ARBOR, MI, UNITED STATES, January 10, 2023 / / -- Clinc today announced the launch of Clinc IVR, its latest digital innovation for banks and credit unions. As the only Conversational AI solution that is focused on voice-first technology, Clinc AI is already integrated with many core and online banking platforms and is fully integrated with many of the largest phone system providers, including Genesys and Amazon Connect, allowing fast, seamless deployment. Traditional touch-tone Interactive Voice Response systems are anything but interactive, leaving customers frustrated and forced to speak to a live agent. By contrast, Clinc has perfected and promoted a Voice-First strategy based on its patented technology, recognizing the rapid ascension of consumers desiring to interact through voice versus a manually inputted text dialogue. This provides an experience similar to working with a credit union or bank’s best customer service agent, all available on a 24x7 basis and all without hold times. Clinc offers an authenticated and integrated AI-driven IVR assistants providing self-service banking across a multitude of functions as simple as requesting password reset to transferring funds and applying for loans. Clinc's AI technology uses natural language processing to uniquely understand how users talk and can understand both slang and context. The conversation is controlled by the end user versus the phone system forcing them into an endless loop of rigid, limited options, resulting in a positive user experience. “Entering the IVR space was the next logical step for us – enabling our AI technology to flow seamlessly across all channels. Until now, no IVR Conversational AI technology exists that provides a truly natural conversation both in text and voice – a critical need to mitigate customer frustration with old-school IVR systems ” said Jon Newhard, Chief Executive Officer. “We have seen the importance of the call center as an important channel, particularly through the pandemic and understand the needs of our customers trying to provide better service to their members and customers. It remains our pleasure to serve them with our innovative technology.” About Clinc Clinc is the leading global provider of conversational artificial intelligence technologies. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the company was founded in 2015 by world-class AI and systems research professors at the University of Michigan. Utilizing the world's most sophisticated natural language processing engine and the most advanced scientific discoveries in AI research, Clinc's AI emulates human intelligence and can understand unstructured, unconstrained speech, and interpret not only semantics and intent, but the underlying meaning of user queries. Learn more at John Lichtenberg

Clinc Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Clinc founded?

    Clinc was founded in 2017.

  • Where is Clinc's headquarters?

    Clinc's headquarters is located at 220 E Huron St., Ann Arbor.

  • What is Clinc's latest funding round?

    Clinc's latest funding round is Series B.

  • How much did Clinc raise?

    Clinc raised a total of $59.72M.

  • Who are the investors of Clinc?

    Investors of Clinc include Hyde Park Venture Partners, Drive Capital, DFJ Growth Fund, Insight Partners, Cahoots Holdings and 5 more.

  • Who are Clinc's competitors?

    Competitors of Clinc include AISERA, Emotibot, Interactions, Zoovu, Finn, Replicant, Mindsay, Conversica, Satisfi, Nuance Communications and 30 more.

  • What products does Clinc offer?

    Clinc's products include Clinc Virtual Assistant.

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