ChatBook raises $1 Million in funding for Chatbots
12/17/2019

Automating social marketing funnels for sales lead generation

Online PR News – 17-December-2019 – Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo based startup ChatBook has raised a $1 million funding round led by from Monex Ventures Co., Ltd., Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, VOYAGE VENTURES Co., Ltd., and East Ventures Co., Ltd., The startup has managed to attract key partnerships with Facebook, Salesforce, and Marketo and has fully integrated ChatBook's chatbots into the fast-growing B2B enterprise landscape and with processed more than 1 million data points of customer information, since their start in 2018.

The new investment round will enable ChatBook to further capitalize on its position as the market
leader in social media automation to strengthen their solution offering through product innovation
and sales growth as it will be the key area of focus for ChatBook, which will enable customers
and businesses transform their social media campaigns. ChatBook CEO Maiko Kojima, "We are
in an era where marketing and sales pipeline development strategies are quickly becoming
outdated at a faster pace." ChatBook actively works with smart marketers and advertising
agencies that are striving to maintain control of the customer journey and deepen their customer
relationships.

"ChatBook is changing how an enterprise sales organization can automate the tedious process of
using social media as a channel to develop a sales pipeline," says Kojima. Many fast-growing
organizations adopting chatbots notice that utilizing chatbots in social media environments
quickly help identify opportunities and freeing employee resources to focus on more strategic
tasks. Kojima adds, "Our chatbots will augment and automate the task of lead generation and
provide rich data from customer interactions, as we anticipate seeing more companies looking to
build a better customer experience through the use of Chatbook."

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About Chatbook:
ChatBook provides marketing automation solutions based on Messenger bots which enables to
convey conversations into conversions. It helps organizations accelerate the lead generation,
evaluation, management, completion and analysis among customers, sales and marketing teams.
ChatBook values individuality and embraces cultural diversity as it employs both local and remote
employees from around the world. More than half of the team has management experience and
works with empathy, respect for autonomy and ownership from the customer's perspective. Prior
funding has included: Salesforce Ventures, East Ventures, and Yahoo! Japan Capital.