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Artisan AI closes a $7.3M seed round to build AI employees for enterprise

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Artisan AI, a startup building AI employees and software for enterprise companies, has raised $7.3 million in a round led by Oliver Jung, an early investor in Airbnb, Rippling, Revolut, and many other unicorns.

Other investors include Sequoia Scout, Y Combinator, Soma Capital, BOND Capital, Anu Hariharan, Paul Daversa, Fellow’s Fund, Mento VC, and more. Inves tors had strong convictions in Artisan AI, allowing them to raise on an uncapped 20% discount SAFE – meaning the round will convert at a 20% discount to their Series A valuation.

The YC-backed San Francisco company is building Artisans, fully autonomous AI employees, and a unified platform to replace the entire SaaS stack so that humans and AI can work together seamlessly and enterprise teams can stop context switching.

Starting with sales, Artisan is replacing and automating the entire GTM SaaS stack

Artisan AI launched their AI BDR, Ava, in February 2023. She automates 80% of a BDR’s role. She operates within the Artisan Sales platform, which replaces 10s of outbound sales tools into a single, consolidated platform. It’s also the only sales software to automate personalized email writing with dynamic email playbooks that can emulate any style a human BDR would write in. Artisan AI have seen strong interest from large B2B SaaS companies who are ready to consolidate their complex, fragmented software stack.

Artisan’s mission is to create an all-in-one platform to replace & consolidate top SaaS products in the GTM space, where Artisans work alongside human teams to automate the majority of their work. Next in their pipeline is Liam, the Marketing Artisan, and James, the Customer Success Artisan.

Artisan is the only company creating AI employees and consolidating the SaaS stack. CEO Jaspar Carmichael-Jack says: “Our competitors are building solutions that sit on top of existing software stacks – that’s not the right way to go. Our vision is to become the go-to platform for GTM SaaS and digital labor. When you’re hiring AI employees, you’re not going to want to also pay for software tools for them to use. We’re at war against context switching, poor UX and manual workflows. And, we’re on a mission to make B2B SaaS sexy!”

6 months ago, Artisan was accepted into Y Combinator with a team of 3. Since then, they have launched V2 of their platform, onboarded 100+ companies, and have 13 employees working on their product.

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