Celesta Capital and Premji Invest Co-Lead Series B Round
BURLINGAME, Calif., September 15, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pyxis One, a California-based tech startup that aims to revolutionize marketing and consumer intelligence by providing an all-in-one, codeless AI platform, closed $17M in Series B funding. With total funding of $24 million, the tech startup plans to use this round of capital for investments in product development, and to expand to new markets.
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Pyxis One AI Infrastructure Integrations. (Graphic: Business Wire)
Celesta Capital and Premji Invest co-led the round with participation from previous investors Chiratae Ventures, pi Ventures, and Exfinity Venture Partners. "Every enterprise is either already rearchitecting themselves to adopt AI or are dependent on one or more AI-driven platforms," said Atul Gupta, Partner at Premji Invest. "Pyxis One stands out by helping consumer-first enterprises adopt AI for their marketing and business growth without having to disrupt the business at all."
Pyxis One enables enterprises to scale accurate data-driven marketing. The startup’s codeless AI ecosystem comprises dozens of AI models deployed across different aspects such as targeting, optimization, creative recommendation, and consumer research, enabling a complete ecosystem that can help teams collaborate, and leverage capabilities enabled by the adoption of AI.
"Modern businesses are looking to use advanced elements of artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver targeted and effective marketing," said Sriram Viswanathan, Founding Managing Partner at Celesta Capital. "These capabilities are important for enterprises looking to benefit from next generation marketing technologies. Pyxis One’s platform delivers on this promise, and we are delighted to back this team to realize this potential."
The company is looking to add over 200 AI models to the AI infrastructure over the next two years. These AI models are trained with billions of cross-industry data points that brands from every industry can utilize. The platform also future-proofs AI structure and deployment to inherit new models and customize them without any rework.
"Marketing can become 10 times more efficient if every team that plays a role in appealing to consumers can collaborate and work together using precise AI-driven insights," says Shubham A. Mishra, CEO of Pyxis One. "With AI’s agility and scalability, we bridge the gap between marketers and data scientists, and enable them to make better decisions in the backdrop of accurate and dynamic consumer insights. The new funds will enable us to speed up product development, hire more AI experts and data scientists, and expand our sales and marketing to additional markets."
The AI SaaS startup has witnessed a 550% growth since its inception in 2018 and has a customer base across different industries including retail, automotive, healthcare, finance, and food tech. These customers are witnessing at least a 30% increase in their marketing efficiency and consumer intelligence, on average.
About Pyxis One
Pyxis One is a California-based tech startup that provides codeless AI infrastructure to enable customers to scale accurate data-driven marketing. The company's codeless AI infrastructure currently comprises dozens of proprietary AI models deployed across a robust ecosystem of products - Pyxis Insights, Pyxis CoCreate, Pyxis Performance, and Pyxis Social. This ecosystem enables CMI professionals, creative professionals, and marketers to collaborate seamlessly to scale marketing against the backdrop of rich consumer and market insights.
About Celesta Capital
Celesta Capital is a leading venture capital firm that invests in exceptional entrepreneurs and disruptive technologies that will help shape the future. The management team and investment professionals bring their investment and operational experience to their portfolio companies along with a deep and unmatched network of value-added strategic relationships.
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