An artificial intelligence (AI) writing assistant, Writer, announced a $21 million Series A funding round as the company seeks to completely change the way people write. Gradient Ventures, the Todd & Rahul Angel Fund, Scott Belsky, Oliver Jay, Jack Altman, Allison Pickens, and so many others participated in the financing led by New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners. The funds will be used to invest in product development, engineering, and GTM staffing.
May Habib, CEO, and co-founder of Writer said, “Writing is the last unstructured business process. Most teams don’t have the resources to ensure strong, consistent writing across every single person who works at a company, so we provide a seamless way to help everyone write well, write fast, and be on-brand. This funding helps us achieve our vision of great writing for everyone faster.”
Writer’s Platform provides businesses with a single source of truth for content guidelines, simplifies brand compliance, and employs in-context training to teach teammates how to begin writing in their company’s voice. Some writing assistants are worried about technical forms of writing, are developed for the single-player mode, and are unconcerned with data security.
Anna Patterson, founder, and managing partner at Gradient Ventures said, “May and Waseem and their phenomenal founding team have the skills, experience, and drive to solve this problem. Writing quality and consistency is key to any business, and Writer cleverly leverages ML to build intelligence, suggest recommendations, and allow any user to become an effective communicator.”
Writer also focuses on the challenges that teams face when it comes to scaling content production, maintaining brand consistency, and ensuring that no one has to make the same point two times. It is intended to facilitate writing collaboration across teams and enterprises while also keeping data secure, private, and compliant with data regulations.
Writer has raised $5 million in seed funding last year to release its technology, which uses AI to help businesses write quicker and better. The company has grown significantly in the last year, more than tripling ARR, and this year has spread to serve more than 150 leading companies, along with InVision, Bill.com, Vistaprint, Handshake, Deloitte, and UnitedHealthcare.