Konverso, a startup that is developing a conversational platform for IT departments in companies, has raised 2 million euros from international entrepreneurs such as Johan Gedda (co-founder of Rocket Software in which Bain Capital took a majority stake in 2019) and from French business angels, including Guillaume Paoli (Aramisauto.com) and Sébastien Lalevée (Financière Arbevel).
Launched in 2017 by Bertrand Lafforgue and Amédée Potier on the occasion of Microsoft’s startup program, Konverso is developing a conversational platform equipped with intelligent virtual assistants. It is intended to increase the productivity of company employees. It has multilingual assistants and makes it possible in particular to automate actions, or to issue recommendations to employees.
“This fundraising allows us to accelerate the development of our offer for CIOs. Companies are now looking for bots with a starting point that provide more instant service and rapid expansion possibilities. Faced with the complexity of building efficient bots, this Buy vs Build approach is starting to appeal to CIOs and the ecosystem of partners», Commented Bertrand Lafforgue.
The startup’s clients include companies such as Bolloré Transport & Logistics, Computacenter and Umanis. This fundraising should enable it to develop, in particular by signing partnerships in France and internationally.
Konverso: the key data
Founders: Bertrand Lafforgue and Amédée Potier
The head office : Paris
Market : conversational platform with intelligent virtual assistants
Funding: 2 million euros in October 2019 with international entrepreneurs like Johan Gedda and French business angels, including Guillaume Paoli (Aramisauto.com) and Sébastien Lalevée (Financière Arbevel)