Pitchboy, a New York and Paris, France-based virtual reality training company, closed a $675K seed funding round.
Backers included Philippe Joffard, ex-CEO of Lafuma (Euronext LAF) and Christophe Cremer, founder of meilleurtaux.com – bought by Goldman Sachs-owned fund in 2017.
The company intends to use the funds to invest in its technological road map and hire talent.
Founded in 2019 by Homeric de Sarthe, CEO, Pitchboy provides a virtual reality platform which offer customized training for sales and customer representatives by combining three main technology building blocks: virtual reality, speech to text and a proprietary natural language understanding algorithm.
This enables the user to speak to the virtual customer, who is able to respond like in a real-life scenario. Text prompts can guide the user throughout the session, and every scenario is filmed with real actors at the client’s store or office space for a more realistic feel.
Pitchboy’s customer portfolio includes Orange (4th largest telecommunications provider in Europe), Credit Agricole (3rd European Banking Group) and Sixt, car rental leader.
The company now has a team of 10 in Paris, France and New York City.