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HubSpot acquires Kemvi to bring more AI into its sales and marketing platform

HubSpot acquires Kemvi to bring more AI into its sales and marketing platform
From TechCrunch - July 25, 2017

HubSpot is announcing that it has acquiredKemvi, a startup applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to help sales teams.

A few months ago, Kemvi launched DeepGraph, a product that analyzes public data so that salespeople can identify the best time (say, after a job change or the publication of an article) to reach out to potential customers. It also proactively reaches out to verify leads.

Our vision has been to empower sales and marketing professionals by building technology that can extract information from text about whats happening in the world, said Kemvi founder and CEOVedant Misra.

And from the HubSpot perspective, Chief Strategy OfficerBrad Coffey said the company had been looking for new ways to bring AI technology into its platform. He acknowledged that AI and machine learning are buzzwords that get thrown around a lot right now, but he found Kemvi particularly appealing because it addressed a real need among salespeople.

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