Dasha.AI Receives $2 mln in Equity Funding to Build Human-level Conversational AI RTP Ventures and RTP Global Lead Investment adding a member to company Board.

info@rtp-global.com | 18.03.19

New York, NY and Novosibirsk, NSB – March 13, 2019 – Dasha.AI Inc., an AI startup dedicated to building human-level voice conversational AI platform, today announced it has completed a $2 million seed round led by RTP Ventures and RTP Global.

“We are delighted to have such experienced in B2B venture capitalists help us build the company,” said Vladislav Chernyshov, CEO and co-founder of Dasha. “We plan to aggressively grow the company and the technology so we can continue to provide the best voice conversational AI to a market which we estimate to exceed $30bln. worldwide”

The funds will be used to further accelerate hiring (Dasha.AI currently employs 37 people including 24 in tech), business development and launch of operations in US.

Dasha.AI employs several key deep learning technologies to provide a platform that allows businesses to automate virtually any business process that is being accomplished over the phone on unprecedented human-like level. “The promise of voice interfaces once was to eliminate any interfaces at all and reach the point with zero learning curve, so you can use any app just talking to it. With no compromises like voice commands or IVR.” said Ilya Stupakov, Ph.D., Dasha CTO and co-founder of Dasha. “That is where Dasha is headed.”

 

Dasha’s technology highlights include GraphRuntime, a framework for modelling human-level conversations with all the complexities like interruptions, turn-taking, digressions, etc. Dasha’s innovative algorithms allow to pass a limited Turing test (96,3% of people who talked to Dasha think it was a real human).

 

Kirill Sheynkman, Senior Partner at RTP Ventures said.   “Voice is the way we will be interfacing with computers in the future.  And though voice communication is part of what makes us human and something we learn in the first years of our lives, computers have not yet learned to speak the way people do.  Making voice communication with indiscernible from talking to your friends is what Dasha is doing.  And its not just for inbound phone calls.  Talking to a Dasha business system is as natural as speaking with a colleague, a colleague who can answer your questions, follow up on the information you give him, and take appropriate actions.”

He added, “at RTP, we strongly believe in voice-based interfaces and have started to make investments in the next generation of companies that will enable companies to build interactive systems to serve their business needs.”

 

Alex Pavlov, Partner at RTP Global commented: “We are truly excited to work with Dasha.AI team. Given current technology advancements we see huge potential in conversational automation of routine tasks in customer service and support functions of large and medium enterprises”

 

About Dasha.AI: Dasha is dedicated to building human-level voice conversational AI platform. Dasha was founded in October 2018, building on two years of research as computer science Ph.D. By January 2019 Dasha has reached the milestone – 1 mln of calls (both inbound and outbound) solely held by AI without any human intervention. Dasha has more than 20 enterprise customers in such industries like banking, healthcare and insurance. Dasha is a member of NVIDIA Inception program for selected AI startups. Dasha’s mission is to accelerate world’s transition to robot workers. Dasha is headquartered in New York, NY and has R&D office in Novosibirsk.

About RTP Ventures: RTP Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund based in New York City.  RTP invests in companies that create solutions for solving concrete problems in the financial services and healthcare industries.  Our companies typically use modern IT Technologies as a foundation for their products but are not IT platform companies in themselves.  RTP only invests in priced, institutional rounds and is usually the first institutional investor for an emerging startup.

About RTP Global: RTP Global (established as ru-Net), founded in 2000, invests in early stage technology companies in internationally.

Since being established in 2000 RTP Global invested in more than 40 technology companies all over the world. The firm was one of the first to provide financial and expert support to major European technology companies, Yandex and Delivery Hero

RTP Global invests in the industries where it sees high potential for growth and has relevant expertise, such as AI, FoodTech, HealthTech, Entertainment (including Sport), Mobility, Transportation, PropTech, FinTech, and e-Commerce.

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info@rtp-global.com | 18.03.19

New York, NY and Novosibirsk, NSB – March 13, 2019 – Dasha.AI Inc., an AI startup dedicated to building human-level voice conversational AI platform, today announced it has completed a $2 million seed round led by RTP Ventures and RTP Global.

“We are delighted to have such experienced in B2B venture capitalists help us build the company,” said Vladislav Chernyshov, CEO and co-founder of Dasha. “We plan to aggressively grow the company and the technology so we can continue to provide the best voice conversational AI to a market which we estimate to exceed $30bln. worldwide”

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