Tulsa-based WriteSea has acquired CoverAI, a Nigerian AI startup, in a confidential transaction.
Just three months ago, Chris Adolphus, formerly a lead designer at Chaka, founded CoverAI with a mission to improve job searches. He stated, “We empower you to confidently land your dream job by transforming your CV into a compelling story of your skills and achievements, crafting engaging cover letters, and honing interview skills.”
Since its inception, CoverAI attracted attention from over a dozen buyers through Acquire, a prominent startup marketplace. Now, WriteSea, an online recruitment marketplace based in Tulsa, has successfully acquired CoverAI.
While the exact value of the deal remains undisclosed, Adolphus hinted that it was initially part of the startup’s plan. He mentioned, “Selling the startup was the plan from day one, but it could have easily been a six-figure deal, considering the tech we built.” Reports has it that Adolphus self-funded the AI platform with approximately $386.
CoverAI offers a user-friendly platform for optimizing CVs, generating persuasive cover letters, monitoring job applications, preparing for interviews, and crafting targeted networking messages. In contrast, WriteSea specializes in streamlining operations, project management, customer relationship management, and providing a marketplace for businesses seeking optimization and expansion.
WriteSea, founded by Brandon Mitchell (CEO), Hanzla Ramey (CTO), Leander Howard II (CMO), and Amit Nath (VP of Sales), also offers job boards, hiring platforms, and boot camps for career services aimed at helping marginalized job seekers succeed in the volatile job market.
This acquisition positions CoverAI to enhance its services, allowing users to apply for roles in under five minutes and enter interviews confidently after practicing potential questions and receiving interviewing tips. These objectives align well with WriteSea’s broader goal of acquiring 1,000 companies over the next two to three years.