Wisely Cloud secures US $1.15M seed funding led by Ripple Ventures

CPE News (7/25/2019) – Wisely Cloud has raised US $1.15 million in seed funding led by Ripple Ventures with participation from Verstra Ventures and the Maple Leaf Angels. The seed round brings Wisely’s funding to-date to CDN $2.1 million.

Founded in 2017 by CEO Artiom Komarov, COO Wes Moon and CTO Ryan Henry, Wisely is a philanthropic fundraising enablement platform that leverages AI to help nonprofits simplify and pursue donations more efficiently.

Wisely works with nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, foundations, and charities across North America including UNHCR, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation, and Oakville Hospital Foundation.

Wisely intends to use new funding to expand its operations in North America.

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Tech Startup for Nonprofits Wisely Secures $1.15M USD Seed Round to Advance Philanthropic Fundraising with AI Technology

Wisely to impact $440 billion North American industry – Platform makes work of fundraising easier by discovering how much to pursue, from whom and when, more efficiently

TORONTO, July 25, 2019 – Wisely, a philanthropic fundraising enablement platform that leverages AI to help nonprofits simplify and pursue donations more efficiently, today announced it has raised $1.15M USD in seed funding to expand its operations in North America. The round was led by Ripple Ventures with participation from Verstra Ventures and the Maple Leaf Angels.

Founded by engineers, fundraisers and nonprofit software executives in response to organizational inefficiencies and archaic tools used in the sector, Wisely’s fundraising platform adapts to and integrates with existing donor data, and creates customized plans for the organization to optimize workflow and funds raised. The philanthropic sector sees an estimated $440 billion raised each year across North America.

“The fundraising industry is at a point of inflection as new technologies like AI revamp ineffective tools and tired models,” said Artiom Komarov, Co-Founder and CEO, Wisely. “Today’s fundraisers aren’t always equipped with simple and effective tools to help them reach or scale their annual targets. With Wisely, fundraisers know the right actions to take so they can reach their fundraising goals more efficiently and run successful campaigns. We’re excited to help philanthropic organizations grow as they are backed by great technology.”

“Ripple is excited to lead Wisely’s seed investment round,” said Matt Cohen, Founder and Managing Partner, Ripple Ventures. “For the past decade, the nonprofit industry has remained unfazed by the digital software revolution, and in using AI technologies traditionally used for sales organizations, Wisely is helping fundraisers better target their benefactors. The founders’ strong domain expertise and understanding of user needs give us the confidence that they will move the industry in the right direction.”

Wisely works with nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, foundations, and charities across North America including UNHCR, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation, and Oakville Hospital Foundation.

About Wisely

Wisely helps nonprofits accelerate their fundraising simply and more efficiently through leveraging artificial intelligence. Wisely’s intuitive solution adapts to and integrates with existing donor data to create customized, scalable plans that allows fundraisers to discover how much to pursue, from whom and when. Founded in 2017, Wisely provides technology and services to philanthropic organizations, allowing nonprofits, charities, educational institutions, hospital foundations and healthcare organizations grow their revenue. For more information visit wisely.ai.

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