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August 29, 2023 | Tom Ballard

Writerly AI raises $2 million round

The Nashville-based start-up has also secured more than 500,000 users just four months after launching.

Writerly AI, the Nashville-based provider of artificial intelligence (AI)-powered writing tools that we spotlighted in this March 30 article, has raised $2 million in initial funding from a group of unidentified backers.

Led by Chattanooga native Jon Ricketts as Chief Executive Officer, the company intends to use the funds to further accelerate the development and expansion of EKOM, its digital asset creation and optimization engine that generates and optimizes product detail page assets for e-commerce stores.

“EKOM was built with intentional difference than most tools in the e-commerce space,” Ricketts told us via an email exchange. “Most tools only diagnose or present data (that) show positives/negatives. Insight and analytic products only go so far though. EKOM not only diagnoses, but it automatically performs highly targeted optimizations to product data pages – in real-time and in line with high-frequency search data.”

The fully automated e-commerce optimization platform creates and refreshes a client’s product assets with compelling, search engine optimization (SEO)-driven content that keeps pace with today’s search trends – all while seamlessly aligning with the brand’s voice. EKOM comes with three plan options: Core, Growth, and Enterprise.

With it, businesses will see:

  • Automation that scales by importing and exporting data directly to and from a Customer Management System (CMS) with bulk optimization;
  • Always optimized with real-time SEO data produced through partnering with leading SEO data sources where EKOM cross-references today’s marketplace search intent with CMS data to provide revenue-driving product assets; and
  • Intelligent recommendations to accelerate growth by viewing traffic analytics and getting helpful automation recommended in a customized EKOM dashboard.

In July Writerly celebrated the milestone of surpassing 500,000 users, just four months after its official launch from Beta.

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