Tulsa-based WriteSea acquires CoverAI, a Nigerian AI startup

Tulsa-based WriteSea has acquired CoverAI, a three-month-old Nigerian startup, in an undisclosed deal.

Tulsa-based WriteSea acquires CoverAI, a Nigerian AI startup
Chris Adolphus, founder of CoverAI

Three months ago, Chris Adolphus, a former lead designer at Chaka, founded CoverAI to “take charge of your job search for positive outcomes”. “From revamping your CV into a compelling narrative of your skills and achievements and crafting compelling cover letters to mastering interview techniques, we empower you to land your dream job confidently,” Adolphus said in an article announcing the launch of CoverAI.

It is important to note that CoverAI is not the same as Techstars-backed, which was launched in 2021.

Since its launch, CoverAI founder and CEO disclosed that the startup has been approached by more than 12 buyers via Acquire, a leading startup marketplace, TechCabal first reported. After receiving these bids, CoverAI has now been acquired by WriteSea, a Tulsa-based online recruitment marketplace.

The report estimated that the deal was not worth more than $50,000, Adolphus declined to comment on the exact value. “Selling the startup was the plan from day one, but it could have easily been a six-figure deal, considering the tech we built,” he said. According to TechCabal, Adolphus self-funded the AI platform with about $386.

CoverAI describes itself as “the easiest way to optimise a CV, generate compelling cover letters, track job applications, prepare for interviews and create targeted networking messages”. On the other hand, WriteSea streamlines operations, projects, customer relationship management, and provides a leading marketplace to businesses who want to optimise and scale. 

The startup which was founded by Brandon Mitchell (CEO), Hanzla Ramey (CTO), Leander Howard II (CMO), and Amit Nath (VP of Sales), also provides job boards, hiring platforms, and boot camps managed career services model to help their marginalised job seekers set themselves up for success in the unstable job market.

Earlier this year, WriteSea raised a $2 million pre-seed in a round led by Tulsa-based Atento Capital, Collab Capital, Visible Hands, Bolster Ventures, and Expert Dojo Ventures. 

This acquisition of CoverAI will enable the startup to double down on the latter offering. “Imagine applying for roles in less than five minutes instead of spending one hour. Imagine entering your next interview with confidence after practising potential questions and getting interviewing tips,” these propositions by Adolphus clearly match the objectives of WriteSea, which is looking to acquire 1,000 companies in the next two to three years.

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