Hi Marley, a startup developing an AI-imbued messaging platform for insurance carriers, raised $8 million in venture capital. : Hi Marley, a startup developing an AI messaging platform for insurers, today announced it has raised $8 million. The company says it will put the funds toward hiring, including expanding its engineering and customer-facing teams, as it continues to build out APIs and partnerships. Studies show customers prefer text messaging to alternatives like emailing and calling. According to a ZipWhip survey, 77% of clients have a more positive impression of companies that text.