Read AI, Inc., a Seattle, WA-based provider of a real-time shared dashboard that measures engagement and sentiment for meeting attendees, raised $10m in seed funding.
The round was led by Madrona Venture Group (with Matt McIlwain joining the Board of Directors) with participation from PSL Ventures (Julie Sandler), David Joerg (Former Placed Board Member), Imran Khan (CEO of Verishop, Former CSO at Snapchat), Oren Etzioni (CEO at AI2), Bill Richter (CEO of Qumulo), Shane Atchison (CEO of Wunderman), Brian Ma (Founder of Divvy), Peter Sellis (VP of Product at Snapchat), Nima Khajehnouri (VP of Engineering at Snapchat), and other strategic angels.
The company intends to use the funds to launch its platform and expand operations and business reach.
Led by David Shim, Co-Founder and CEO, Rob Williams (VP of Engineering) and Elliott Waldron (VP of Data Science), Read exited stealth mode with the launch of Read Dashboard, a real-time shared dashboard that measures engagement and sentiment for meeting attendees. The Dashboard offers an opt-out function available to anyone in the meeting – and, if invoked, Read immediately exits the conversation.
Read Dashboard is available as a free service on Zoom through Google Calendar Integration, or by inviting [email protected] to a meeting.