Pitchboy Closes $675K Seed Funding Round with Retail and Finance Leaders to Expand VR in Corporate Training
Pitchboy, a Virtual Reality Training Company based in New York and
Paris, combines immersive technology with artificial intelligence to
offer personalized sales and customer service learning, at scale
Philippe Joffard, ex-CEO of Lafuma (Euronext LAF) and Christophe
Cremer, founder of meilleurtaux.com – bought by Goldman
Sachs-owned fund in 2017 – are among the investors.
Pitchboy’s portfolio includes Orange (4th largest
telecommunications provider in Europe), Credit Agricole (3rd
European Banking Group) and Sixt, car rental leader.
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pitchboy, a virtual reality training company which provides customized
training for sales and customer representatives, announced it has closed
its round of seed funding. The investments will help Pitchboy deliver
faster on its ambitious technological road map and hire top, diverse
Homeric de Sarthe, CEO of Pitchboy, said: “Learning and development
professionals have struggled for years with corporate training.
Traditional class or on-on-one training is costly, hard to measure and
you can’t scale it. It rarely makes a lasting impact either: 70% of
learners forget what they have been taught within 24 hours of learning.
We took all these findings and created an immersive learning solution
which addresses all these issues, at a fraction of the cost these
companies usually pay.”
Pitchboy combines three main technology building blocks: virtual
reality, speech to text and a proprietary natural language understanding
algorithm. This enables the user to speak to the virtual customer, who
is able to respond like in a real-life scenario. Text prompts can guide
the user throughout the session, and every scenario is filmed with real
actors at the client’s store or office space for a more realistic feel.
Pitchboy offers a risk-free environment to practice sales pitches and
objection handling. Learning Directors can monitor individual
progression over time and integrate Pitchboy both to their class and
autonomous training programs.
Pitchboy is a
virtual reality training company founded in Paris, France in 2019. We
create immersive learning experiences to help Learning and Development
professionals train their Sales and Customer Service representatives. As
a leading AI-led, voice-activated VR training solution, we improve the
way enterprise training is done. Co-founded by engineering, business
development and communications experts, Pitchboy is now a team of 10
with offices in Paris, France and New York City.
Pitchboy – Convince Better.