Curious Thing Raises $7 Million in pre-Series A  

by Kay Aloha Villamor in May 17th, 2022

Curious Thing, a Sydney, Australia-based voice communication platform, raised $7 million in pre-series A funding.

The round was led by private investment firm Hawkstone, supported by Blacksheep Capital and January Capital, with existing investors, Westpac’s VC fund Reinventure, and Qualgro, returning after backing a $1.5 million round in 2019.

The cash injection will be used to help the business ramp up staffing and growth in the startup’s key verticals; financial services, health, and technology clients, as well as additional expansion in Southeast Asia and the United States.

Company: Curious Thing Pty Ltd

Raised: $7.0M

Round: pre-series A

Funding Month: May 2022

Lead Investors: Hawkstone

Additional Investors: Blacksheep Capital, January Capital, Westpac’s VC fund Reinventure, and Qualgro

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Software Category: Conversational Voice AI

About the Company: Curious Thing is a voice AI communication platform that enables businesses to engage and deliver important messages, turn conversations into actions and gain valuable insights from customers. Curious Thing conversational voice AI technology is designed to ask open-context ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions, understand customers’ answers, and distill insights from every conversation. Curious Thing's library of premium voices allows businesses to create a digital persona that best represents their brand. Currently, support businesses in 11+ countries.


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