Attentive Inc, an AI based SaaS startup, has raised $5 million in funding from Sequoia India’s Surge Fund and InfoEdge Ventures.
The startup plans to use the funds to build the platform, add more modules to automate the rest of the landscaping workflow, hire talent in product, technology and sales, and expand operations across the US and Canada.
Attentive Inc was founded in 2017 by Rishabjit Singh, Sarthak Vijay, and Shiva Dhawan, It provides a SaaS-based sales automation platform to the outdoor services industry that includes landscaping, snow removal, paving and pest control businesses.
It claims to be the only AI-based solution in the market and is used by major commercial landscaping companies in the US.
“With rising inflation and labour rates, landscapers are looking to automate archaic manual workflows and gain efficiencies. We are the only ones with the technology infrastructure to truly automate traditional workflows and save time on manual tasks like measuring each and every site feature to bid on a new property,” said, Shiva Dhawan, Co-founder and CEO at Attentive Inc.
The startup aims to build software that solves the pressing concerns of more than 600,000 landscaping and outdoor service businesses by changing the way sales and operations are conducted.
Some of the platform’s clients include Juniper, US Lawns, Beary Landscaping, Greenscape, Nanak, Perficut, United Land Services, Merit and others.
“Raising funds in today’s market is a strong validation of our business fundamentals. The funds will allow us to hire and retain the best talent across product, technology, and sales and expand our operations across the US and Canada,” Sarthak Vijay said.
“It’s rare to see a product company from India get the kind of acceptance, appreciation, and customer love that Attentive is getting from its early client base in the US. With this round, the company is well-capitalised on its journey of being responsive and diligent as it builds out an AI-led vertical SaaS product for the $200 billion large but fragmented landscaping and outdoor services industry in the US”, said, Amit Behl, Partner at InfoEdge Ventures.
About Attentive Inc
Founded in 2017 by IIT Delhi alumni, Attentive is a B2B SaaS company serving the outdoor services industry in the United States. They are building an end to end SaaS platform with a deep-tech core that analyzes geospatial imagery, enabling us to provide a suite of software solutions for their clientele.
Attentive is on a mission to accelerate a better future for outdoor businesses.