The future is here, and the power of artificial intelligence (AI) keeps on growing as the years keep going, even businesses are resorting to using AI in their daily tasks – especially marketers. According to Salesforce 51% of marketers currently use AI, and an additional 29% are set to incorporate AI by 2019. But what does this all mean and how does an Egyptian startup tie into all of this?
Startup MGZN got to speak to the CEO of an Egyptian startup for exclusive insight on their recent visit to TechCrunch Disrupt SF; they’re also the only Egyptian startup that attended this year. Curious to find out who they are? Then keep reading.
On a side note, StartUp Bahrain have also come out with an article regarding their recent trip to Silicon Valley – a 99 lessons if you will, if you’re interested, you can read it here.
Cognitev, the startup that wants to make the internet a better place by using artificial intelligence. “We want to democratize online marketing and make it available to everyone through a push-button experience. Regardless of your knowledge, budget, or requirements, all you need to do is enter your URL and push a button, and then you start getting traffic,” explains Moustafa Mahmoud, CEO of Cognitev.
On their recent trip to Disrupt SF, Moustafa says he was amazed at how encouraging and uplifting the startup community was, and states that the visit was the perfect opportunity for Cognitev to gather customer and network with potential clients. “It was an incredible trip, mainly because all startups around us were potential customers for us and we did sign up a lot of them to our platform!”
We even asked Moustafa on his opinion of his trip to Disrupt SF, and he greatly encourages startups to attend Disrupt SF, “If you have a global customer base or are thinking of targeting customers in the US, then I encourage it. You will get to make a lot of acquaintances that will definitely help you.” So if you’re a startup that’s thinking of global expansion, TechCrunch Disrupt SF is the place to be.
Cognitev currently have an office in Egypt and Dubai, it’s also on its way to setting up an office in San Francisco and is planning to relocate their main office to Silicon Valley (how cool is that?) in hopes to be the world’s go-to solution for traffic acquisition. “When people think of search, the first thing they think of is Google. When people think of online marketing, we want them to think of Cognitev,” Moustafa states.
Moustafa’s left us with some simple, sweet last words and advice for all you young startups, “Cognitev is still very early in its journey. The only advice I can share is that you should think global, not local. Think big, act fast, and happy growing!”
If you’re interested and think Cognitev is your cup of tea, then you can visit them on their website.