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Zenapse secured $8 million in seed funding to develop advanced AI platform.

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Marketing-tech firm Zenapse has raised $8 million in a seed round of funding to equip marketers with tools that drive sales.

Zenapse's AI technology predicts what content someone will be interested in.
Marketers including Sam's Club, Prosper, and Aeropostale use Zenapse's graph to determine what content and ads are most effective at getting someone to buy something.

For example, one of the firm's clients has a 99% cart abandonment rate from people who add a product to a cart but don't check out, said CEO Matthew Bernardini. The retailer may use Zenapse to choose between offering the person free shipping or a 20% coupon to encourage them to buy the product later. In another example, marketers use Zenapse's tools to test what images and copy people respond to, which Bernardini said indicates a person's emotions and beliefs.

Zenapse's marketing graph collects non-identifiable online data to enhance marketing effectiveness.
Zenapse provides a marketing graph that collects anonymous data about 150 million consumers, equivalent to 3.5 billion pieces of data. The data pieces together what someone does online — like what websites someone went to after adding a product to a website — but doesn't include identifiable data like an email address.

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Zenapse's AI technology can
determine someone's emotions
and beliefs to predict what content they'll be interested in.

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— Matthew Bernardini, CEO

Zenapse's competitors include Adobe and Optimizely, Bernardini said. He said Zenapse wants to differentiate itself by using AI to infer emotional data that can spit insights out to brands quickly. Zenapse has a deal with Google to offer its products in the Google Cloud Marketplace.

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VC firm Naples Technology Ventures led the round of funding. Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Broad Street Angels, and BaseCamp Ventures also participated in the round. Bernardini said Zenapse plans to use the money to create products aimed at midsize brands — like Shopify merchants — and develop products for devices like connected TVs and in-car screens.

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