An AI company took home the $25,000 top prize at LendingTree's Innovation Challenge. Power Originator sat down with the firm's founder
Dmitri Kozhevnikov is the kind of tech savant who is always in front of the next big wave — and clearly having a great time along the way. His resume reads like a quintessential Silicon Valley adventure story, with stints in his native Russia running a corporate travel experience company, WildWild World Wide Expeditions, and launching a popular online yoga platform.
These days, Kozhevnikov is focused on artificial intelligence, specifically the virtual sales assistants that create automated calls, emails and texts to generate leads and close deals — all faster and cheaper than any human team ever could. Launched just nine months ago, Kozhevnikov’s SalesRep.ai system has rapidly taken off, winning clients across the financial and legal industries, with growth potential in education and automotive.
Last month, SalesRep.ai beat out four competitors to take home the $25,000 grand prize at the LendingTree Innovation Challenge, held during the LeadsCon convention in Las Vegas. The contest is considered the most exclusive in the lead-generation ecosystem, bringing together a variety of startups and technology innovators centered around consumer lead generation, call center and customer experience.
Power Originator recently sat down with Kozhevnikov to discuss the new AI age and its applications for the mortgage industry.