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MOBILE & TELECOMMUNICATIONS | Mobile Commerce / Mobile Commerce enablement
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Stage

Seed | Alive

Total Raised

$120K

Last Raised

$120K | 4 yrs ago

About Kokko

Kokko creates digital experiences that give consumers insights as to what colors and shades of makeup would go best with their complexion. Users take a selfie on the app with Kokko's ColorChart and receive foundation recommendations from various brands.

Kokko Headquarter Location

Los Altos, California,

United States

Latest Kokko News

AlphaSense, An AI Search Engine For Corporations, Raises $180 Million In Series C Round Led By Goldman Sachs, Viking Global

Sep 30, 2021

AlphaSense , he found that uncovering key data and trends was incredibly time consuming because much of it had to be done manually, which sometimes made the process unreliable. Those hurdles became the seeds for what would later become AlphaSense, the startup Kokko co-founded along with CTO Raj Neervannan. “Back then we were already benefiting from consumer search engines like Google , but nobody had built a search engine for business or finance, and that seemed like a huge gap,” he says. AlphaSense is a market intelligence search engine that uses AI specifically designed to understand and sort business information, providing curated public and private content to its almost 2000 enterprise customers in a way that expedites market and investment research. The platform gives clients access to Wall Street equity research, trade journals, analyst research, conference call transcripts and company documents, among other content. “We're big believers in the power of what machine learning and natural language processing can do,” Kokko says. “You're building this intelligent machine that thinks like a human analyst. That was the original vision: replicating the thought process of an analyst that I've always been going through myself.” New York-based AlphaSense raised $180 million in a Series C round led by Goldman AlphaSense Many of its investors including Goldman and Morgan Stanley are also AlphaSense customers. Citi is a client but also provides unique content to the platform for AlphaSense’s corporate clients as part of an exclusive partnership. Market intelligence companies are not particularly novel but partnerships that provide unique data are what help AlphaSense stand apart from the competition, clients say. “They’ve done a very good job over the last number of years building up their market share in that space,” says Gavin Skinner, global COO for research at Citi. “It’s a pretty simple decision, they’ve got more market share with the corporate market space than any of the other providers out there.” After the funding round exceeded the company’s expectations, Kokko says AlphaSense now has an oversupply of capital. The CEO says this will allow the startup to make strategic moves in two key areas: content availability and intelligent search features. The startup is seeking to diversify its content in terms of geography and language, as well as offering more industry-specific content through distribution deals and company acquisitions. The funding will also be used to finetune search features such as “trending themes” and recommendations, AI that compiles trending topics specific to clients’ interests and recommends further reading catered to them. “Jack has ambitions to take the product far further than what you see today, and that plan is part of what led us to bet on him and the AlphaSense team,” says Holger Staude, managing director of Goldman Sachs Growth Equity business.“We believe AlphaSense has built a strong position in both tech and content partnerships that would be challenging to replicate,” he says. Derrick Steiner, director of value advisory at software giant, SAP

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Expert Collections containing Kokko

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Kokko is included in 3 Expert Collections, including Direct-To-Consumer Brands (Non-Food).

D

Direct-To-Consumer Brands (Non-Food)

1,192 items

Startups selling their own branded products directly to consumers through owned e-commerce channels, rather than relying on department stores or big online marketplaces.

B

Beauty & Personal Care

1,708 items

Startups in the beauty & personal care space, including cosmetics brands, shaving startups, on-demand beauty services, salon management platforms, and more.

F

Fintech

7,165 items

US-based companies

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