App industry is buzzing with the potential of chat bots. Coupled with machine learning, chat bots are predicted to dominate the App industry in next 1-3 years. Slack, the popular enterprise chat application has announced investments in 11 start-ups today, predominantly in chat bot space. In Dec’2015, Slack announced $80 million fund for start-ups that are taking a bet on Slack platform and building innovative apps on top of it.
Following are the details of the start-ups that got funded by Slack:
- Abacus is intelligent expense reporting software that brings report creation and approvals right into Slack.
- Automat is making it easier for anyone to build a bot that uses artificial intelligence and human expertise to enable business conversations at scale. You can sign up for Automat’s private beta today.
- Birdly connects Slack and Salesforce so that anyone can access the information they need.
- Butter.ai is a personal assistant that makes all of your company knowledge easily accessible. Butter is in private beta.
- Candor, Inc. aims to improve working relationships through radically candid feedback. Candor’s Slack app is not yet available.
- Growbot lets you encourage and commend your teammates for a job well done with a helpful bot.
- Konsus gets you 24/7 access to on-demand freelancers to help you get the job done, all via Slack.
- Lattice helps you establish goals, OKRs weekly check-in and continuous feedback with your Slack team.
- Myra Labs helps you build amazing bots with an API that provides machine learning modules out of the box. Myra is in private beta.
- Sudo is a bot that manages your CRM, taking all of the pain of manual data entry away from the sales rep. Sudo is in private beta.
- Wade and Wendy are two intelligent recruiting assistants. Wade is a career advocate who helps find you opportunities and Wendy helps recruiting teams to source candidates. Wade and Wendy aren’t live yet but you can sign up for their waitlist.
Below are the 3 start-ups that have previously received funding from Slack: