Germany’s Ciara, a digital assistant for sales representatives, has raised “millions” in funding from Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners (UVC Partners), with participation from the founders of Interhyp Marcus Wolsdorf and Robert Haselsteiner, as well as entrepreneurs Christian Mangstl and Felix Haas.
Ciara, which appears to have just come out of stealth, works as a real-time assistant for phone sales conversations. The product employs voice recognition to surface the best answers and data during the call to improve the salesperson’s performance. It also provides customers with interactive guides and playbooks.
“We are convinced that productivity assistants are a radically new category of business software,” said Martin Heibel, managing director of Ciara. “Such assistants are all about making life for people in daily business situations much easier again. Instead of having to deal with dozens of tools, our customers want meaningfully automated solutions. With the Ciara inside sales assistant, we show how that’s possible: With real-time supported phone conversations, Ciara helps employees and teams achieve a new level of productivity.”
In the photo, left to right: Ciara founders Konstantin Krauss and Martin Heibel