Conversica Sales AI Assistant Wins 2019 Product of the Year Award for Sales and Marketing Technology by Business Intelligence Group

Leader in Intelligent Virtual Assistants for Business Honored for Product and Technical Innovation

FOSTER CITY, Calif. — September 5, 2019 — Conversica, the leader in Intelligent Virtual Assistants for business, announced today it is the winner of a 2019 Product of the Year Award for Sales and Marketing Technology by the Business Intelligence Group, also known as The Sammys. This award honors organizations and products helping to solve the challenges organizations face connecting and collaborating with prospects and customers.

“We are extremely proud to be among a shortlist of companies and technologies noted for driving major change in sales and marketing organizations worldwide,” said Alex Terry, Chief Executive Officer for Conversica. “The prominent industry recognition we’ve received thus far in 2019 is evidence of the need for intelligent virtual assistants to augment a workforce, particularly for front-office revenue-generating functions such as sales and marketing.”

The Business Intelligence Group seeks and rewards those with vision, creativity, and persistence; all hallmarks found in the world’s leading companies and individuals.

“The evolution of sales and marketing technologies is accelerating as our daily purchasing routines change,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group. “We are proud to reward and recognize Conversica for their innovation and dedication to helping both the organization using their technology and ultimately the consumer.”

This award comes on the heels of other prominent industry recognition this year, including the Constellation ShortList for Sales Productivity Solutions Q3 2019; The Inc. 5000 List of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America; Fast Company’s Most Innovative AI Companies in the World 2019; Marketo Technology Partner of the Year 2019; Digiday Technology Awards finalist in the “Best Sales Automation Tools and Platform” category; and The AIconics Awards finalist for “Best Innovation in Intelligent Automation” and “Best Application of AI for Sales and Marketing.” 

Driving toward a future where every businessperson can benefit from an Intelligent Virtual Assistant, Conversica automates routine and tedious – but important – interactions and tasks, thus freeing businesspeople to do the higher value work they enjoy and together delivering better business outcomes. Conversica Sales AI Assistants are used by over 1,600 companies worldwide.

For more information on our honors and awards, please view our blog post here.

 

About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

 

About Conversica

Conversica is a leading provider of Intelligent Virtual Assistants for business, helping organizations augment their workforce to attract, grow and retain customers. The flagship Conversica® Sales AI Assistant helps companies find and secure customers more quickly and efficiently by autonomously contacting, engaging, qualifying and following up with leads via natural, two-way conversations. Employed by more than 1,600 companies worldwide, Conversica’s AI Assistants are built on a proven and patented platform integrating natural language understanding (NLU), natural language generation (NLG), autonomous action chains and deep learning capabilities that engage prospects over multiple communication channels and in multiple languages. Recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor, Conversica is a portfolio company of Providence Equity, Kennet Partners and Toba Capital and is headquartered in Foster City, CA.

To learn more, visit conversica.com and follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

 

Conversica Media Contact:

Deborah Mullan

(650) 239-0354

[email protected]

 

Conversica Named to Constellation ShortList for Sales Productivity Solutions

Leader in Intelligent Virtual Assistants for Business Captures Repeat Wins
and Industry Recognition

FOSTER CITY, Calif. — August 26, 2019 — Conversica, Inc., the leader in Intelligent Virtual Assistants for business, announced today that is has been named to the Constellation ShortList™ for Sales Productivity Solutions in Q3 2019. This is the second consecutive time Conversica has appeared on the Constellation ShortList in this category. This award recognizes software and applications that allow sales professionals to maximize their performance and productivity.

Constellation Research, a respected technology research and advisory firm based in Silicon Valley, determines its list by inquiries and interviews with the nominees’ clients and partners; while also factoring in market share and internal research. This recognition signifies Conversica’s dedication to providing solutions that optimize a sales team’s performance and productivity.

“We are honored to be named to Constellation’s ShortList for Sales Productivity Solutions for the second time in a row,” said Alex Terry, CEO of Conversica. “I am proud to lead an organization that is one of the most celebrated artificial intelligence companies shaping the future of work. This year’s recent honors demonstrate to Conversica employees, customers, and partners that we are making great strides in technical innovation and financial growth.”

This award comes on the heels of other prominent industry recognition this year, including The Inc. 5000 List of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for the fourth year in a row; Fast Company’s Most Innovative AI Companies in the World 2019; Marketo Technology Partner of the Year 2019; Digiday Technology Awards finalist in the “Best Sales Automation Tools and Platform” category; and The AIconics Awards finalist for “Best Innovation in Intelligent Automation” and “Best Application of AI for Sales and Marketing.”

Driving toward a future where every businessperson has an Intelligent Virtual Assistant, Conversica automates the routine and tedious – but important – interactions and tasks, thus freeing business people to do the higher value work they enjoy and together delivering better business outcomes.

The complete Constellation ShortList portfolio for Q3 can be found here. For more information on each of our honors and awards read our blog here.

 

About Conversica
Conversica is a leading provider of Intelligent Virtual Assistants for business, helping organizations augment their workforce to attract, grow and retain customers. The flagship Conversica® Sales AI Assistant helps companies find and secure customers more quickly and efficiently by autonomously contacting, engaging, qualifying and following up with leads via natural, two-way conversations. Employed by more than 1,500 companies worldwide, Conversica’s AI Assistants are built on a proven and patented platform integrating natural language understanding (NLU), natural language generation (NLG), autonomous action chains and deep learning capabilities that engage prospects over multiple communication channels and in multiple languages. Recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor, Conversica is a portfolio company of Providence Equity, Kennet Partners and Toba Capital and is headquartered in Foster City, CA.

To learn more, visit conversica.com and follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Conversica Media Contact:
Deborah Mullan
(650) 239-0354
[email protected]

For the Fourth Consecutive Year, Conversica is Named to the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

Prestigious List Again Honors Leader in Intelligent Virtual Assistants for Business

FOSTER CITY, Calif. — August 15, 2019 — Conversica, Inc., the leader in Intelligent Virtual Assistants for business, announced today that is has been named to the Inc. 5000 list for 2019, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This is the fourth consecutive year that Conversica, maker of the flagship Conversica Sales AI Assistant, has been included on the Inc. 5000 list. Appearing first in 2016 and ranked at #3971, just four years later, Conversica rose 2028 spots to rank at #1943 on the Iist, with revenue growth of 206 percent over the past three years. 

Conversica is one of the most celebrated artificial intelligence companies shaping the future of work, and this latest honor from Inc. is the most recent nod for the company’s technical innovation and financial growth. Other honors this year for Conversica include Fast Company’s Most Innovative AI Companies in the World 2019 and being named Marketo Technology Partner of the Year 2019.

According to Inc., “Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.” 

“We are honored to be among an elite group of companies that have demonstrated consistently remarkable growth year over year,” said Alex Terry, Chief Executive Officer of Conversica. “Conversica is steadfast in its pursuit of making Intelligent Virtual Assistants a valuable and powerful differentiator for our customers. We have already helped customers generate over $20 billion in revenue as a result of using our AI Assistants. When companies think about the future of work and augmenting their workforces to be more productive and happier in their jobs, they should think of Conversica first.”

Driving toward a future where every business person has an Intelligent Virtual Assistant, Conversica automates the routine, tedious but important interactions and tasks, thus freeing business people to do the higher value work they enjoy and together driving toward better business outcomes.

Complete results of this year’s Inc. 5000 can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 18,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com. 

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

About Conversica
Conversica is a leading provider of Intelligent Virtual Assistants for business, helping organizations augment their workforce to attract, grow and retain customers. The flagship Conversica® Sales AI Assistant helps companies find and secure customers more quickly and efficiently by autonomously contacting, engaging, qualifying and following up with leads via natural, two-way conversations. Employed by more than 1,500 companies worldwide, Conversica’s AI Assistants are built on a proven and patented platform integrating natural language understanding (NLU), natural language generation (NLG), autonomous action chains and deep learning capabilities that engage prospects over multiple communication channels and in multiple languages. Recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor, Conversica is a portfolio company of Providence Equity, Kennet Partners and Toba Capital and is headquartered in Foster City, CA.

To learn more, visit conversica.com and follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Conversica Media Contact:
Deborah Mullan
(650) 239-0354
[email protected]

Conversica Delivers Advanced New Capabilities That Give Business Users Even More Freedom and Flexibility to Personalize AI-Powered Conversations with Prospects and Customers

Now Available in Conversica’s Latest Release: A Next-Generation Conversation Editor, User Profiles for Setting User Access Controls, an Expanded Conversation Library, and Visualizations of Conversation Flows

FOSTER CITY, Calif. — August 12, 2019 — Conversica, Inc., a leading provider of Intelligent Virtual Assistants for business, today announced significant advancements to its conversational AI platform which powers millions of front-office conversations between people and Conversica’s AI Assistants. These new enhancements are part of an ongoing effort to give business users the freedom and the flexibility to personalize conversations while still benefiting from the hundreds of proven pre-built conversations that allow Conversica AI Assistants to be productive from day one.

Through easier-to-use interfaces and more controls over the Conversica AI platform and the conversations it powers, business users can focus more precisely on the purpose of each conversation they wish to deploy while Conversica’s data science and engineering teams make sure the conversations result in faster time to value and greater business outcomes.

“Our design philosophy centers around our AI Assistants being easy to use and productive from day one. These innovative product enhancements are proof that we’re putting these ideas into action as we continue to build out our award-winning platform,” said Alex Terry, Chief Executive Officer for Conversica. “We’re placing the power of AI within reach for every Marketing, Sales, and Customer Success department and enabling those teams to engage their prospects and customers with highly personalized and nuanced conversations at scale.”

Driving toward a future where every business person has an Intelligent Virtual Assistant, Conversica automates the routine, tedious but important interactions and tasks; thus, freeing business people to do the higher value work they enjoy and together driving toward better business outcomes.

To continue to deliver on this promise, Conversica now includes a next-generation Conversation Editor, which is a stunning new administrative interface for configuring AI-powered conversations and visualizing conversation flows; User Profiles, which provide easier management of user access control over the administrative interface; an expanded library of conversation types; and additional integrations with third-party software.

Along with today’s release, the company is also pre-announcing Conversica Answers, a new client-facing capability that detects and responds to frequently asked questions. Conversica Answers enables Conversica AI Assistants to respond to common questions from sales leads and customers with tailored answers, encouraging a natural, progressive conversation that delivers a better experience while advancing a conversation. This capability will be available later this year.

Product Features Include:

Next Generation of Conversation Editor – A completely reimagined administrative user interface (UI) for Conversica AI Assistants. The Conversation Editor provides business users with a visual representation of AI-powered conversations and enables the configuration of settings at each step in a conversation’s flow, with intuitive navigation and actionable parameters for each conversation.
New User Profiles Capability – The new User Profiles functionality includes the ability to set configuration and access privileges by profile, user and group. Enhanced user profile management improves ease of use and security, as business users are granted access only to those elements of the administrative UI that are relevant to their job function. This is particularly helpful for larger teams and companies that employ more than one AI Assistant.
Expanded Library of Conversation Types and Third-Party Integrations – Conversica is also delivering an expanded library of conversation types and more and deeper turnkey integrations with third-party applications. These features enable Conversica’s AI Assistants to engage in a wider variety of conversations and solve more complex problems for our customers. Like all of Conversica’s Skills and Conversations, the newly added conversations are crafted using best practices and work right “out of the box” but they can also be customized and personalized by each customer.

Early users of these new features see the immediate value of being able to personalize conversations and engage with prospects sooner. According to Emily Ketchum, Senior Manager, Global Marketing Operations for Fuze, “The ability to easily personalize conversations has allowed us to tailor responses with a high degree of specificity. We are able to communicate more relevant information to our prospects, helping to engage them and move them through the funnel more rapidly. The Conversation Editor is so easy to use we can very quickly make changes to fine-tune our nurture process.”

Conversica puts more flexibility in the hands of business users by enabling them to design and deploy intelligent, customer-focused AI conversations in response to dynamic business conditions without involving IT departments. Proprietary engineering and data science practices ensure that Conversica-powered customer interactions perform effectively and enable business users to focus directly on the purpose of each deployed conversation and to ultimately achieve improved business outcomes.

About Conversica
Conversica is a leading provider of Intelligent Virtual Assistants for business, helping organizations augment their workforce to attract, grow and retain customers. The flagship Conversica® Sales AI Assistant helps companies find and secure customers more quickly and efficiently by autonomously contacting, engaging, qualifying and following up with leads via natural, two-way conversations. Employed by more than 1,500 companies worldwide, Conversica’s AI Assistants are built on a proven and patented platform integrating natural language understanding (NLU), natural language generation (NLG), autonomous action chains and deep learning capabilities that engage prospects over multiple communication channels and in multiple languages. Recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor, Conversica is a portfolio company of Providence Equity, Kennet Partners and Toba Capital and is headquartered in Foster City, CA.

To learn more, visit conversica.com and follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Media Contact for Conversica:
Deborah Mullan
Conversica
[email protected]

SummitSync Partners with Conversica to Boost Marketing ROI with Event AI Assistant

New Partnership Promotes AI-driven Lead Engagement for Event Marketers and Sales Teams

NEW YORK and FOSTER CITY, Calif. — July 31, 2019 — SummitSync, the meeting automation platform powered by artificial intelligence, today announced a partnership with Conversica, the leader in conversational AI Assistants for business, to enable their mutual customers to drive more pre-show meetings and post-event follow up with the right prospects at trade shows and conferences. The new partnership will help marketing and sales teams maximize the ROI on their event marketing spend.

With SummitSync’s conference and trade show intelligence paired with automated lead engagement through Conversica’s AI Assistants, brands will be able to drive higher quality sales meetings and convert more prospects to customers like never before. For event marketers, the joint solution automates many of the time-consuming tasks associated with event execution such as pre-booking meetings at events, coordinating on-site demos with salespeople and capturing follow-up requests for information. It frees event marketers to focus on delivering an outstanding end-to-end experience.

“Conversica is an ideal partner for us because we serve a similar customer base and our combined technologies complement each other and increase the value we deliver,” said Al Torres, president and co-founder at SummitSync. “No other software solution exists today that automates meeting bookings, management and sales team follow-up in such a seamless and highly effective way.”

With the partnership’s first combined offering, event marketers will benefit from fully streamlined software automation to more efficiently find, book and manage sales meetings at events, including immediate follow-up after each meeting to ensure progress is made for all sales leads. SummitSync’s core technology automatically syncs with Salesforce, email platforms and calendars to schedule, track, and manage more meetings and provides a 3x average increase in face-to-face engagements with the right prospects during conferences and trade shows.

“By partnering with SummitSync, our customers will gain the ability to leverage real-time data for multiple conferences and trade shows they cannot access anywhere else to further establish and build more lead-engagement opportunities,” said Andrew McCraith, vice president of business and corporate development at Conversica. “We’ll enable the companies we mutually serve to better engage buyers throughout the entire customer journey by including SummitSync’s ability to dramatically boost meetings with the right prospects at events and automate the delivery of information across other platforms such as calendars, mobile texts and CRM systems.”

To date, more than 1,500 companies worldwide have employed one or more of Conversica’s AI Assistants to engage prospects and customers by initiating contact over email or SMS text, intelligently interpreting responses and crafting a tailored message to drive the next best action as well as taking appropriate action based on the outcome of the interaction. Conversica’s AI Assistants help companies find and secure customers more quickly and efficiently by autonomously contacting, engaging, qualifying, and following up with contacts via natural, multi-channel, two-way conversations.

The new partnership combines SummitSync’s proprietary AI for identifying event attendees who are priority prospects with Conversica’s AI platform and intelligent assistants to automate qualified lead engagement including pre-event outreach and post-event follow-up. The combined solution, including the Event AI Assistant powered by Conversica, will be available for customers to trial and purchase from SummitSync starting in August 2019.

For more information, please visit: https://www.summitsync.com/partnerships

About SummitSync

SummitSync helps create more successful meetings and proves that the value of pre-booked sales meetings at conferences and trade shows can be measured. SummitSync does this by enabling organizations to identify the right prospects to target. Its platform integrates with Salesforce and cloud calendars to automatically sync meeting updates and notes, and it provides analytics to validate trade show ROI. SummitSync is the only platform that offers seamless text-message notifications for sales teams to use to confirm meetings and upload notes in real-time, which are also synced to Salesforce, making it easy for sales personnel to recap their meeting activity. SummitSync, based in New York City, is the #1 U.S.-based meeting automation platform. For more information, please visit: www.summitsync.com

About Conversica

Conversica is a leading provider of conversational AI Assistants for business, helping organizations attract, grow and retain customers. The flagship Conversica® Sales AI Assistant helps companies find and secure customers more quickly and efficiently by autonomously contacting, engaging, qualifying and following up with leads via natural, two-way conversations. Employed by more than 1,500 companies worldwide, Conversica’s AI Assistants are built on a proven and patented platform integrating natural language understanding (NLU), natural language generation (NLG), autonomous action chains and deep learning capabilities that engage prospects over multiple communication channels and in multiple languages. Recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor, Conversica is a portfolio company of Providence Equity, Kennet Partners and Toba Capital, and is headquartered in Foster City, CA.

To learn more, visit conversica.com and follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

SummitSync Contacts:

Jennifer Bowman

(321) 439-7419

[email protected]

Scott Samson

(415) 481-9005

[email protected]

 

Conversica Contact:

Deborah Mullan

(650) 239-0354

[email protected]

 

Conversica Opens Office in London to Expand European Presence

Conversica Opens Office in London to Expand European Presence

The Category Leader in Conversational AI for Business, Conversica Builds Out Local Operations to Support Existing Customers and Address Growing Demand

FOSTER CITY, Calif. — April 25, 2019 — Conversica, Inc., a leader in conversational artificial intelligence (AI) for business, today announced the opening of a new European office located in central London. The vibrant ecosystem of technology companies in London, along with Conversica’s existing base of customers in the region, including BT, CognitionX, Colt Technology Services, Copado, NewVoiceMedia, Purple.ai, and Smart Insights, among others, makes London a natural choice for establishing another international presence outside of North America.

“We are very excited about the opening of our London office. The UK — and London in particular — continues to be a top European hub for tech investment and innovation,” said Alex Terry, Chief Executive Officer, Conversica. “Many of our clients are global organizations with facilities and employees around the world, and now with the addition of another regional office outside the US we’ll be able to directly address the needs of every customer seeking to build higher performing teams through the use of conversational AI Assistants.”

The London-based team, led by John Pincott, General Manager, UK at Conversica and an area native, is set on replicating its business success across the region and scaling its sales and marketing efforts while supporting existing clients out of the new office.

“With our existing base of international customers situated in EMEA, establishing a presence in the heart of London is absolutely ideal for us. There’s a wealth of new business opportunities right here in London and a high caliber of talent from which to build our team,” said Pincott. “Continuing to expand globally is the next step in our company’s evolution and it’s clear evidence of the growing worldwide demand for virtual assistants powered by AI.”

Conversica, with its category-leading conversational Sales AI Assistant, improves the efficiency of sales and marketing teams and provides personalized service to customers and prospects alike. The AI assistant engages with buyers throughout the entire customer journey, from determining interest, to activating unresponsive demand, to winning back former customers. Specifically trained in skills to generate new interest, engage demand, and drive outreach pre-event, the AI Assistants communicate back-and-forth promptly, professionally and persistently, identifying the hot leads and handing them off to salespeople to generate more sales opportunities and increase revenue.

NewVoiceMedia, in the UK, is a prime example of the impact Conversica can have on revving up the conversion rates in a lead-to-sales process.

The new London office will serve as the headquarters for Conversica in EMEA and will house the strategic business functions for the region including sales, marketing, and customer support. The Conversica team will celebrate the official launch of its new office on Thursday, April 25 by hosting an exclusive gathering of customers, partners, and prospects. Conversica also has an established office in Latin America in addition to multiple offices within North America.

About Conversica
Conversica is the leader in conversational AI for business and the only provider of AI-driven lead engagement software for marketing and sales organizations. The flagship Conversica® Sales AI Assistant helps companies find and secure customers more quickly and efficiently by automatically contacting, engaging, qualifying and following up with leads via natural, two-way conversations. Used by more than 1,000 companies worldwide, Conversica’s AI Assistants are built on a proven and patented platform integrating natural language understanding (NLU), natural language generation (NLG), and deep learning capabilities and engage prospects over multiple communication channels and in multiple languages. Recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor, Conversica is a portfolio company of Providence Equity, Kennet Partners and Toba Capital and is headquartered in Foster City, Calif.

To learn more, visit conversica.com and follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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Media Contact for Conversica:
Deborah Mullan
Conversica
[email protected]
+1-650-239-0354