Collokia, a Montevideo, Uruguay- and San Francisco, CA-based collaboration platform, secured $1.3m in seed funding.
The round was led by Globant and Fundo Pitanga, a Brazilian venture capital firm.
The company will use the funds to expand commercial operations and continue to build out the platform for use in key vertical markets, starting with the IT development industry.
Founded in 2014 by Pablo Brenner, former Global VP of Innovation at Globant, and Jayson Minard, former Technologist at Prezi and CTO at Abebooks (an Amazon.com company), Collokia is advancing a machine learning based platform – in development and testing since 2014 and currently available for beta customers – to improve collaboration processes between co-workers by enabling improved access to information and knowledge, via a combination of plug-in technology and Artificial Intelligence.
The company’s plugins run in the natural work environment collecting information, identifying patterns, and mapping employee decision-making to provide contextual support. Machine learning algorithms analyze the collective experience and automatically connect people with other colleagues, research, solutions and sources of knowledge – when they need it.