Sensely raises $15 million
Sensely, the “avatar-based, empathy-driven platform” that leverages “natural user interfaces” to connect insurance plan members with advice and services, has raised $15 million in a round led by Aflac Corporate Ventures, with participation from new investors NMC, Nippon Life, Susquehanna International Group, Sojitz Corporation, Zuellig Pharma, and Silicon Valley Bank.
Founded in 2013, the San Francisco-based startup uses avatars to assist enterprises with connecting their members to advice and services. Sensely also offers different use cases for insurance in the areas of underwriting, claims and customer service.
“We’re excited to be partnering with Sensely. The team has skillfully addressed many of the product elements we believe are required for success with large enterprises in highly regulated industries. In addition, the company’s approach to enabling expedited cross-border launches adds a crucial element that is highly attractive to multi-geography operations.” – Nadeem Khan, President of Aflac Corporate Ventures.
“We’re delighted by the opportunity to work with our new investment partners. While we are pleased with our progress over the past year, especially the rollout of our software development kit, we have many important challenges ahead. This funding will ensure that we can strike a balanced approach, continuing to serve our existing partners, while also evolving the platform for the next wave of requested capabilities.” – Adam Odessky, CEO and Co-founder of Sensely.
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The program includes 3D virtual assistants that provide Nippon Life sales representatives with information about the full variety of Nippon Life policies and related services. The company's more than 45,000 sales representatives access the content via their mobile devices, which offers convenience, speed, and the ability to retrieve information around the clock.