German Autolabs, a Berlin, Germany-based startup behind Chris, a voice AI enabled digital assistant for in-car usage, raised €7m in funding.
The round was led by new investors nbr Tech Ventures, VC Fonds Technologie Berlin managed by IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, and coparion, with participation from existing investor Target Partners.
The company intends to use the funds to expand adoption of Chris.
Founded by Holger G. Weiss and Patrick Weissert, German Autolabs is building a voice AI platform for the Automotive vertical. The startup produces signature voice assistant hardware, Chris. Commercially available in Europe, the retrofit assistant bypasses traditional automotive development cycles to iterate key AI / NLP models. Key assets of this platform include the multimodal hybrid (offline/online) Dialogue Management System, deep domain knowledge of driver behaviour, and OS-agnostic access to APIs and other assistant services.