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Clinc is a company that specializes in conversational AI research and its application for the enterprise. It uses natural language processing and deep learning technology to develop an open-source intelligent assistant and machine learning research platform.
HQAnn Arbor, MI, US
Employee Ratings2.7

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Employees (est.) (Nov 2021)45(+3%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore
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Key People/Management at Clinc

Jon Newhard

Jon Newhard

Chief Executive Officer
Lingjia Tang

Lingjia Tang

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Jonathan Grice

Jonathan Grice

Vice President Client Success
Johann Hauswald

Johann Hauswald

Co-Founder & Chief Architect
Parker Hill

Parker Hill

Chief Architect
John Lichtenberg

John Lichtenberg

Chief Marketing Officer
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Clinc Office Locations

Clinc has offices in Ann Arbor and San Francisco
Ann Arbor, MI, US (HQ)
200 S 1st St
San Francisco, CA, US
San Francisco
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Clinc Financials and Metrics

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Clinc total Funding

$59.5 m

Clinc latest funding size

$52 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago

Clinc investors

Clinc's latest funding round in May 2019 was reported to be $52 m. In total, Clinc has raised $59.5 m
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Clinc Operating Metrics

Mar, 2020Aug, 2020

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Users to Date

35 m
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Clinc Cybersecurity Score

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Clinc News and Updates

Ann Arbor AI startup Clinc lays off 32% of its workers

The chief operating officer of an Ann Arbor-based AI startup said Thursday the company has laid off 32% of its workforce amid the coronavirus pandemic. A statement from Clinc COO Lingjia Tang said the decision was difficult and the company is grateful for all of its employees’ contributions. “In lig…

Visa API adds support for conversational AI from Clinc

Clinc today announced a partnership with Visa to bring Clinc’s conversational AI banking experience to financial institutions and banking customers around the globe. Beginning today, banks, credit unions and financial institutions leveraging Visa APIs can enable Clinc’s voice-first digital banking t…

Clinc CEO resigns after investigation into inappropriate behavior

Jason Mars, CEO and co-founder of Ann Arbor-based AI startup Clinc, has resigned after an investigation regarding employee complaints of inappropriate behavior, according to a company statement. In December, Clinc management received claims of inappropriate behavior from two employees against Mars, …

Top 25 AI Startups Who Raised The Most Money In 2019

$10.7B was invested in AI startups this year in their seed, early-stage venture, or late-stage venture funding rounds. Over half, or 57.9% of all AI startup financing rounds where either seed or pre-seed, 21.2% are Series A, 11.8% are Series B, and all others comprise 9% of all funding rounds. …

Clinc raises $52m Series B as it marches towards IPO

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Clinc is today announcing a $52 million Series B. The company behind the conversational AI platform netted cash from Insight Partners, DFJ Growth, Drive Capital, Hyde Park Venture Partners and others. This round of financing brings Clinc’s total amount of funding to $60 millio…

Ford taps Clinc for conversational AI in autos

Clinc, a four-year-old conversational AI startup, is teaming up with Ford to power voice recognition in the Detroit automaker’s cars. The two companies announced the collaboration today during the Detroit Auto Show, at a panel hosted by Inforum about machine learning and the future of in-vehicle tec…
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Clinc Blogs

On a mission to push the boundaries of conversational AI.

Clinc’s best-in-class technology utilizes natural language processing that understands how people really talk, powering exceptional customer experiences. Finding and selecting the right conversational AI technology is becoming increasingly more difficult. The AI industry is enormous, crowded and fil…

Why banking virtual assistants need to function like a bank teller

An AI innovator explains how conversational AI fosters positive customer experiences.Dr. Yunqi Zhang, Chief Information Officer of Clinc, leads the way in refining conversational AI to a level of sophistication and intuition that elevates it to an almost human-like exchange. Recognized in both acade…

Banking on conversational AI? Here’s how to maximize your returns.

If you’re already using conversational AI to engage your banking customers, you’re in good company. More than half of retail banks are using chatbots, and market leaders like U.S. Bank and Bank of America are leveraging voice-powered apps to connect with millions of users and deliver more personaliz…

How conversational AI tools succeed and fail.

Lingjia Tang, CTO and co-founder of Clinc, has been working with conversational AI development for more than a decade—an eternity in the world of artificial intelligence. While standard voice recognition continues to evolve slowly for general consumers and retail apps, Tang was there at the dawn of …

Four keys to successfully launching conversational AI for your bank.

Four keys to successfully launching conversational AI for your bank. Launching a Conversational AI project doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Ensure your customers are receiving personalized experiences when interacting across channels without sacrificing the quality of interacting with a real agen…

Teaching Kids the Imitation Game: The Importance of Educating Students about Artificial Intelligence

Teaching Kids the Imitation Game: The Importance of Educating Students about Artificial Intelligence Albert Lee knows a lot about education. As an AI training engineer for Clinc, he spends his days helping grow the company’s artificial intelligence software through machine learning and training data…
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Clinc Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Clinc founded?

    Clinc was founded in 2015.

  • Who are Clinc key executives?

    Clinc's key executives are Jon Newhard, Lingjia Tang and Jonathan Grice.

  • How many employees does Clinc have?

    Clinc has 45 employees.

  • Who are Clinc competitors?

    Competitors of Clinc include Tuya, EtsFactory and Goals101.

  • Where is Clinc headquarters?

    Clinc headquarters is located at 200 S 1st St, Ann Arbor.

  • Where are Clinc offices?

    Clinc has offices in Ann Arbor and San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Clinc have?

    Clinc has 3 offices.