The global market for conversational Artificial Intelligence is expected to reach $16.2 billion in 2024. By 2027, in the healthcare sector alone, the market for virtual assistants is expected to be worth $2.83 billion. Currently in the United States, 80 percent of patients contact their healthcare providers by phone, but only 4 percent of those providers use automation capabilities.
Talkie.ai was founded in 2018. In 2020, the startup raised its first round of funding, which enabled it to validate its product and business strategy, and accelerate growth. In early 2021, the company launched operations in the United States. It currently serves dozens of customers in Poland, the UK and the US.
The current funding round for Talkie.ai included the following funds: 4growth VC (consortium leader), NIF ASI (co-investment with 4growth VC), Satus Starter, FundingBox, Gateway Ventures (Austrian VC fund) and Movens (follow-on to an earlier investment). In addition, the shareholders include the LT Capital fund, which invested in the company at an earlier stage of its development.