Simplified, a San Francisco, CA-based AI-powered content creation, and marketing platform, raised $8.5m in seed funding.
The round was led by Craft Ventures with participation from Khosla Ventures, Wing Venture Capital, Uncorrelated Ventures, 8-Bit Capital, Mads Johnsen (CPO, Calm), Manik Gupta (Corporate Vice President, Microsoft) Ankur Nagpal (Founder of Teachable, Vibe Capital).
The company intends to use the funds to expand operations, amplify its machine learning models, enhance the AI copywriting experience, and expand support for languages like Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean, French, and Malay.
Led by CEO and co-founder KD Deshpande and COO and Co-Founder Ajay Yadav, Simplified provides a marketing platform that uses AI to empower teams to design, write marketing copy, create videos, collaborate, and publish to socials—all in the same place. In 5 months, the company has soared in popularity globally, surpassing 150,000 new users and generating 300 million words through its AI copywriting tool.
Simplified is building a global, remote-first team, employing ten people across the US, Mexico, Bangladesh, India, and Armenia.