Connectly Raises $7.85M in Series A Funding


Connectly, a San Francisco, CA-based company which specializes in conversational commerce, raised $7.85M in Series A funding.

The round, which brought the total amount to $17.25M, was led by Volpe Capital, with participation from RX Ventures and Saurabh Gupta, managing partner of DST Global.

The company intends to use the funds to expand adoption of its AI platform to retail and e-commerce businesses.

Founded by senior Silicon Valley tech experts Stefanos Loukakos and Yandong Liu, Connectly provides an AI powered conversational commerce platform. Using proprietary AI models, the system enables the entire customer journey – from sales and marketing to customer experience and support – providing a plug-and-play solution for businesses to create messaging campaigns and automate two-way conversations – to both leads and loyal customers – at scale and across any messaging platform.

At the heart of Connectly’s platform is Sofia AI, an AI sales assistant that connects with businesses’ backend platforms. Sofia AI can:

  • Tailor suggestions powered by AI, ensuring customers discover products they’ll love.
  • Engage and assist customers wherever they are – on Instagram, WhatsApp, SMS or webchat.
  • Leverage those insights to gain a deeper understanding of your customers.