x.ai, inc., a New York, NY-based artificial intelligence company, secured $2.1m in seed funding.
The round was led by IA Ventures, Softbank and Lerer Ventures.
The company intends to use the funds to hire new Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Backend Engineers and Ai Trainers (http://x.ai/jobs) and expand its data and science efforts.
Founded in 2014 by former Visual Revenue (Predictive Analytics software acquired by Outbrain) CEO Dennis R. Mortensen and his co-founders Alex Poon and Matt Casey, x.ai is building an artificial intelligence powered personal assistant, Amy, that schedules meetings for business customers using email.
It requires no sign-in, no password, no download; all they do is CC: firstname.lastname@example.org.