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Directly Adds $11 Million to Complete $31 Million New Round

Additionally announces expanded platform capabilities and new partner ecosystem  Directly, a leader in customer experience automation, today announced an additional $11 million in new funding, expanding the $20 million strategic investment announced in January, and bringing the total funding round to $31 million. New investors Triangle Peak Partners and Toba Capital join previously announced investors Samsung NEXT, Industry Ventures, Microsoft's M12 Ventures, True Ventures, Costanoa Ventures and Northgate in the round.…

Directly Promotes Mike DE La Cruz to CEO, Announces Record Growth of Customer Experience Automation Platform

Directly, a leader in customer experience automation, announced the appointment of Mike de la Cruz to CEO. De la Cruz will continue the expansion of Directly’s industry leading platform, which simplifies the complex task of making AI and virtual agents work. AI is rapidly transforming the “back-office,” automating business processes like order-to-cash and procure-to-pay. However, AI is struggling in the “front office”, where virtual agents misunderstand customer needs and fail to provide helpful responses and automated…

Directly Announces Acquisition of AI Start-up Kylie.ai

Acquisition of Kylie.ai expands Directly’s technical capabilities to include transactional use cases for customer support Directly, a leader in intelligent automation for customer support, announced the acquisition of AI start-up Kylie.ai. As part of the acquisition, both the Kylie.ai team and their proprietary technology will be brought under the Directly name, representing a tremendous expansion of conversational AI capabilities and use cases available to the market, such as processing refunds, returns, cancellations, and…