Raises $7.8M In Seed Funding, a La Jolla, CA-based AI-first messaging startup, raised $7.8M in Seed funding.

The round was led by Supernode Global, Differential Ventures, BBG Ventures, Beni VC, Village Global, Keshif Ventures, and Good Friends, Rob Granieri of Jane Street Capital, Kelvin Beachum of the Arizona Cardinals, Anirudh Koul of Pinterest and Microsoft, and Bradley Taylor of Google Moonshot.

The company intends to us the funds to accelerate growth and expand operations.

Founded in 2020 by Suman Kanuganti (former Founder and CEO of Aira), Sharon Zhang (CTO, MIT grad and builder of four AI startups), and Kristie Kaiser (Head of UX & Design, Forbes 30 under 30), has developed a personal language model (PLM) called Generative Grounded Transformer (GGT-1), which, in contrast to OpenAI’s GPT-3, trains on personal data rather than public data. Its models are owned by each user. GGT-1 can absorb massive amounts of unstructured user data, learn through basic chat, and create structured, time-bound memory stacks. These stacks allow users to recall their experiences by asking questions, and drafting personal responses. will leverage GGT-1 to create a chat interface that uses AI to draft personal messages, retain and recall personal information, and unlock the potential of human-to-human chat capabilities. This offering is designed to learn from every conversation and interaction, growing more efficient as users chat.