Uniphore Raises $140 Million in Series D Funding

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  • The funding will be used to extend Uniphore’s technology and market leadership in AI, Automation and Machine learning across the enterprise
  • This will also include a focus on video-based AI applications stemming from Uniphore’s acquisition of Emotion Research Labs earlier this year as well as applications in Trust, Security and RPA markets

Uniphore has announced it has raised $140 million in Series D funding, bringing the total funds invested in the company to $210 million. This latest round of financing was led by Sorenson Capital Partners. It includes additional new investors from Europe and the Middle East, Serena Capital and Sanabil Investments, and strategic investor, Cisco Investments. There have been further expansion from previous investments in Uniphore from March Capital Partners, National Grid Partners, Chiratae Ventures, Iron Pillar Fund, and Sistema Capital also participated in the Series D offering.

The funding will be used to extend Uniphore’s technology and market leadership in AI, Automation and Machine learning across the enterprise. This will also include a focus on video-based AI applications stemming from Uniphore’s acquisition of Emotion Research Labs earlier this year as well as applications in Trust, Security and RPA markets.

It was also announced that Rob Rueckert, Managing Partner at Sorenson Capital Partners has been appointed to the Uniphore Board of Directors. He is an experienced technology-focused executive who brings a strong background in both product innovation and growth.

Combining conversational AI and Robotic Process Automation

Umesh Sachdev, CEO and co-founder of Uniphore said, “Given the rapid digital transformation happening across the enterprise, the need for automated and intelligent solutions to help drive new business models has never been greater. We saw this years ago and have been delivering innovation to areas such as contact centers, to enable better customer experiences. With our recent acquisitions of RPA and video AI technology, we alone can deliver a conversational service automation platform for the modern Enterprise, combining conversational AI and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) across voice and video-based engagements. This injection of capital and new addition to our board leadership will fuel our growth, position us to outpace the competition and help transform business through dramatically improved customer experiences.”

It said that expects to have $100 million in contracted annual recurring revenue (ARR) in fiscal 2022 based on a forecast of continued hypergrowth.

Stephane Berthier, Uniphore CFO added, “Contact centers are focused on providing excellent customer service and efficiency through AI and automation. With more than 1.15M agents employed globally as well as increased focus on agent support and digital customer service, the market opportunity is stronger than ever before. Today’s announcement of additional funding confirms the considerable interest in this space and will support our strong growth expected in the next year and beyond.”

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