Wednesday, 18 July 2018
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IIS Bangalore Alumni Startup Frontdesk AI Raises $1.1 Mn

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Palo Alto-based artificial intelligence startup Frontdesk AI was founded by Indian-origin entrepreneurs Srivatsan Laxman and Supriya Rao who are alumni of Indian Institute of Science (IIS), Bangalore. The startup has raised $1.1 million funding from Speciale Invest and a group of angel investors from the Bay Area.

The startup currently has its office in Bangalore with about 15 employees. Frontdesk AI offers an automated, full-service backup receptionist solution via messaging and voice. The startup has launched its services in the beauty and wellness industry.

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“Our core technology breakthrough is a powerful new AI framework for learning deep contextual natural language models over constantly evolving (and growing) conversational spaces,” Srivatsan, co-founder and CEO at Frontdesk AI, said.

The startup is looking to enter the dental industry. Currently, it has its operations present in the USA only but it looks forward to starting its operations soon in India.

Speciale Invest is a USD 15 million seed stage fund managed by Vishesh Rajaram (Managing Partner) and Arjun Rao (Partner). The fund invests in seed-stage startups in areas like enterprise software as a service (SaaS), health-tech, fin-tech, Internet of Things, AR/VR etc.

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