RALEIGH — Though fall is already flying by even the most dedicated business owners haven’t yet started thinking about the holiday cards they’ll soon want to send to clients. And past clients. And maybe potential clients.

Inside a handwritten card

Inside of a handwritten card.

But Levitate has.

The company, known for its Happiness Platform delivering relationship business tools and its use of artificial intelligence, has announced a new offering: handwritten cards – although they are created individually by robots and software.

Creation of notes at Levitate

As the company notes, most people simply don’t have the time, energy, or forethought to hand-write personal “thank yous” and greetings in this day and age. Here Levitate can step in with the ability to create real cards, handwritten, with a variety of fonts and meaningful content.

And how are they doing it? Robots.

Each card is written by robots holding a real pen, hence the unbeatable authenticity of the content. Each card looks unique and handwritten because it is.

I spoke with founder Jesse Lipson about the cards ahead of today’s announcement.

“We can call the API and, just as easily as writing an email through Levitate, you can actually have a handwritten card,” Lipson told me, referring to an application programming interface. “And you know, the idea of a robot that holds a pen and writes a real card for you – it’s pretty cool.”

Here’s more guidance from Levitate:

“Once you log into Levitate, it’s easy to access our wide variety of cards, printed on high-quality paper and designed in-house by the Levitate team! That means these are unique to Levitate customers and won’t get lost in the shuffle with all the mass-card mailings your clients receive. You’ll even have the option to include your company’s logo on the card for an extra branding opportunity.”

Continued Success

The company has been on a roll this year with an oversubscribed Series C fundraising round in April, a spot on the Inc 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies, and a couple of NC TECH Award nominations, including one for Lipson as CEO.

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The announcement of the new handwritten cards also came as Levitate celebrates its 5,000th customer, helping to reach a revenue growth of 1,500% in the last three years.

“This milestone is more than just a number; it’s a testament to the effectiveness of Levitate’s approach to client happiness,” said Grant Kitching, CRO of Levitate in a statement.

Levitate continues to offer services that provide shortcuts to business authenticity, a powerful implementation of AI among other more frivolous AI use cases. And now they have robots working for them, too.