AskBrian, a Munich, Germany-based startup specialized in applied artificial intelligence and provider of AI-based digital assistant Brian, closed its angel funding round.
The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
The round was led by business angels Björn Kolbmüller and Paul Schwarzenholz (founders of Zenloop and Flaconi) with participation from private investors from leading management consultancies (Bain & Company, Oliver Wyman, EY, and Stern Stewart & Co.) along with several experienced entrepreneurs. The funding is meant to support Brian’s further development.
Founded by CEO Pavol Sikula (Stern Stewart & Co., Roland Berger) and CTO Matthias Ruppel, AskBrain uses narrow AI technologies to build products that connect humans with services and information via natural language. Brian, the AI assistant, communicates via email and performs time-consuming tasks that reflect the needs of management consultants and similar knowledge workers. Brian empowers users to focus on high-value activities by taking care of tedious ones such as document translation (100 languages), file conversion, industry benchmarks, country research, presentation graphics, and many more.