Heyday Raises $6.5M in Seed Funding


Heyday, a San Franciaco, CA-based provider of an AI-powered research assistant, raised $6.5M in Seed funding.

The round was led by Spark Capital with participation from Abstract Ventures, Packy McCormick’s Not Boring Syndicate, Firsthand Ventures, Correlation Ventures, Ride Ventures, Spacecadet Ventures, and several angel investors. In conjunction with the funding, Spark Capital Partner, Kevin Thau, will join the Board of Directors.

The company intends to use the funds to grow the team and develop the product.

Co-founded by Samiur Rahman and Sam DeBrule in 2021, Heyday is an AI-powered research assistant that helps professionals handle the high volume of information on the internet with less effort.

Heyday helps people by:

  • Surfacing content from past research alongside relevant Google search results to improve recall and prevent them from wasting time tracking down information.
  • Overlaying articles they’re reading with relevant Tweets, articles, and documents to fill gaps in their research and help them understand new topics faster.
  • Curating a knowledge base that fills itself with content related to topics they’ve spent the most time researching to improve retention.

The Heyday browser extension can be installed at https://heyday.xyz/. People add the extension to their browser and integrate their apps to get started. Heyday then pulls in files, links, and conversations from Google Docs, Dropbox, Slack, and Twitter and enhances existing workflows — resurfacing content that would otherwise be forgotten alongside Google searches, overlaying pages they’re viewing with relevant articles and tweets, and automatically curating a knowledge base of topics they spend the most time reading about. Heyday is available on Chrome, Firefox, Brave, Edge, and Vivaldi browsers.

Content marketers, startup founders, research analysts, investors and other research professionals are now amongst the company’s initial customer base.