SnapTravel, a Toronto, Canada and San Francisco, CA-based half-bot, half-human hotel booking platform, raised $1.1M in funding.
Backers included Bee Partners, Lightbank, and Hedgewood.
The company will use the funds to launch its service.
Founded by Hussein Fazal and Henry Shi, SnapTravel provides a half-bot half-human service for booking hotels. In most cases, the bot will understand people and reply. If there is ambiguity, a human agent will take over. The service filters thousands of hotels from numerous sources through an advanced machine learning algorithm to present users with the best options from a hotel inventory including numerous partners.
The company is hiring new people.