In a bid to revolutionize the customer service industry, Siena AI, co-founded by Andrei Negrau and Lisa Popovici, is making waves with its groundbreaking approach to customer support. Drawing upon their eight years of experience in the e-commerce space, particularly in developing software for Shopify merchants, Negrau and Popovici have introduced an AI-powered customer support solution that combines the efficiency of machines with the empathy of humans.
While the integration of artificial intelligence into customer service is not a new concept, Siena AI distinguishes itself in three key ways:
1. AI Personas: Siena’s AI Personas feature allows merchants to create distinct personas that align with their brand’s unique voice and style, ensuring a consistent and personalized customer experience across various communication channels, including social media and email.
2. Multitasking Capabilities: Unlike traditional chatbots that often follow scripted responses, Siena AI is equipped to handle multiple tasks within the same interaction. It can seamlessly retrieve order data, request product photos, update shipping addresses, and process replacement product requests, all in real-time.
3. Cognitive Reasoning-Based Engine (CORE): Siena’s CORE technology leverages cognitive reasoning to determine the optimal resolution path for complex customer service issues, ensuring swift and effective problem-solving.
Since its launch just six months ago, Siena AI has already garnered 65 customers, including well-known brands like Kitsch, Simple Modern, and Everyday Dose. While specific revenue figures remain confidential, the company has achieved significant milestones in this short time frame.
Investors have also shown a keen interest in Siena AI’s potential. A recent seed funding round saw the company secure $4.7 million in investment from a group of backers, including Sierra Ventures, Pari Passu Ventures, Spacestation Investments, Village Global, The Council, and OpenSky Ventures.
Looking ahead, Siena AI plans to utilize the capital to bolster its team, enhance its go-to-market strategies, and further develop its technology. The ultimate goal is to transform Siena into a fully autonomous customer service agent within the next 12 months. Additionally, the company is launching the Siena AI Academy, an educational platform to help customers seamlessly integrate AI into their customer service workflows.
Andrei Negrau expressed confidence in the future, stating, “Our flagship product, the autonomous agent, is going to be in a great position by the second quarter of next year. We know what’s not working, and we will continue to help guide our customers toward what we know is working.”
Siena AI is poised to reshape the customer service landscape, providing businesses with the tools to deliver exceptional customer experiences while maintaining their unique brand identities.