HiJiffy, an AI-powered chabot service for accommodations, has raised €3.8M in funding.
The funding within the firm was led by Caixa Capital with Lince Capital and present investor Portugal Ventures additionally taking part.
Included within the €3.8 million is a €1.3 million grant from the European Fee as a part of its Recovery and Resilience facility.
HiJiffy plans to make use of the funds to spice up its presence in the UK and develop into Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
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It additionally needs to launch a brand new product and enhance its present headcount from 30 to roughly 50 throughout numerous capabilities together with gross sales, advertising and product.
Tiago Araújo, CEO of HiJiffy, mentioned: “The steep development of HiJiffy within the U.Ok., the place we’ve got been actively current since 2021, working with names like Macdonald Accommodations & Resorts or Unique Assortment, reinforces our confidence to proceed increasing our native constructions and creating particular options for British hoteliers. Within the coming months, we are going to improve our efforts to guarantee market management.”
The corporate has now raised a complete of €6.2 million together with a seed round in late 2020.
It additionally lately unveiled its lodge chatbot powered by GPT-4 to assist properties handle visitor inquiries and requests.