QuickReply.ai, a WhatsApp marketing and automation platform, has raised USD 1.14 million in a seed round led by Leo Capital. Along with an investment of USD 0.75 million from Leo Capital, the round also saw participation from Pentathlon Ventures, GSF and entrepreneurs and angel investors such as Deepak Diwakar (Co-founder, MindTickle), Azhar Iqubal (Co-founder and CEO, Inshorts), and Dinesh Agarwal (Founder and CEO, Indiamart).
Founded in 2021 by Himanshu Gupta and Hridayesh Gupta, QuickReply.ai offers an end-to-end WhatsApp engagement tool for D2C Brands and Online Stores.
Speaking on the round, QuickReply.ai’s Co-founder and CEO, Himanshu Gupta said, “Gaining early traction across India, our product has been integrated as a core customer engagement and retention tool, by over 250 businesses. Following extensive growth over the last 18 months, this seed funding will be significant for us to further strengthen our proposition and drive innovation at a more rapid pace.”
Hridayesh Gupta, Co-founder and CTO, QuickReply.ai also commented as he said, “As a company operating in the communication-tech space, we recognize that WhatsApp is poised to disrupt traditional methods of business communication such as SMS, email, and push notifications. By leveraging the unique capabilities of WhatsApp, we believe that we can empower businesses to build stronger and more personalised relationships with their customers. We are delighted to be at the forefront of this evolution in the messaging industry, and excited about the opportunities it presents.”
QuickReply.ai plans to deploy the raised capital largely towards talent acquisition, product development, bolstering its tech infrastructure, and research and development. The startup is also looking to allocate funds towards marketing and global expansion. After successfully establishing a strong presence in India, it aims to expand its operations to the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Europe, over the next two years.