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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, US
Employee Ratings3.2

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2020)75(-2%)
Cybersecurity ratingFMore

Key People/Management at Clinc

Lingjia Tang

Lingjia Tang

Co-Founder & CSO
Johann Hauswald

Johann Hauswald

Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer
Yunqi Zhang

Yunqi Zhang

Chief Information Officer
Michael Laurenzano

Michael Laurenzano

Interim Chief Executive Officer
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Clinc Office Locations

Clinc has offices in Ann Arbor, San Francisco and Chaoyang
Ann Arbor, US (HQ)
206 E Huron St Fl. 2
San Francisco, US
San Francisco
Chaoyang, CN
10 Jintong W Rd, Guo Mao, Chaoyang Qu
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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

a year 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 Online and Social Media Presence

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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

American Banker Highlights Clinc’s Conversational AI for COVID

Conversational AI companies like Clinc are rapidly developing solutions to meet the needs of banking customers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, American Banker highlighted Clinc’s efforts to deliver COVID-19 centric bots for our financial customers.  On the increased use of digital ba…

No Longer A Luxury, 78% of Companies Say AI is a Necessity

According to Canam Research’s new report, 78 percent of companies using call centers in the U.S. report plans to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) in their contact centers over the next three years. And as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague businesses across industries – one thing has been …

Automate Customer Communications Without Sacrificing Experience

As the business world continues to grapple with the effects of COVID-19, we know call center volumes are surging, employees are overwhelmed, and customers are trying, unsuccessfully, to get in contact with their bank.  We know automated digital self-service can help alleviate these pain points for f…

Employee Highlight: Clinc Software Engineer Daniel Michelin

Clinc Software Engineer Daniel Michelin recently sat down with us to talk about his experience at Clinc and reveals a secret interest his coworkers likely don’t know about. Here’s what he had to say.  What drew you to come work at Clinc? What drew me to Clinc was the interesting problems that they w…

Employee Highlight: Clinc Software Engineer Ben Tatum

Clinc Software Engineer Ben Tatum recently sat down with us to talk about his experience at Clinc, and what he enjoys the most in both work and life. Here’s what he had to say.  What drew you to come work at Clinc? I was Initially drawn to Clinc because it was a growing company and […] The post Empl…

AI in a Time of Social Distancing

Let’s be honest. These are unprecedented times.  As the world struggles in the midst of COVID-19, we know many of you may be struggling to provide quality customer service while also keeping your employees safe. In a time of social distancing, businesses across all industries need automated self-ser…
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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 Lingjia Tang, Johann Hauswald and Yunqi Zhang.

  • How many employees does Clinc have?

    Clinc has 75 employees.

  • Who are Clinc competitors?

    Competitors of Clinc include Nephelai, Goals101 and I Know First.

  • Where is Clinc headquarters?

    Clinc headquarters is located at 206 E Huron St Fl. 2, Ann Arbor.

  • Where are Clinc offices?

    Clinc has offices in Ann Arbor, San Francisco and Chaoyang.

  • How many offices does Clinc have?

    Clinc has 3 offices.