Here at AskBrian, we are proud to announce the closing of our angel funding round. Experienced business angels Björn Kolbmüller and Paul Schwarzenholz (founders of Zenloop and Flaconi) led the investment round with the participation of private investors from leading management consultancies (Bain & Company, Oliver Wyman, EY, and Stern Stewart & Co.) along with several experienced entrepreneurs.
Since 2018, when our company was founded by management consultant Pavol Sikula (Stern Stewart & Co., Roland Berger), we’ve been hard at work developing Brian, a unique digital assistant for business professionals based on applied artificial intelligence. With the additional funds, we will be able to build new amazing skills for Brian. One of the most exciting features on our pipeline is enabling Brian to conduct financial analyses of publicly traded companies.
At AskBrian, we use narrow AI technologies to build products that connect humans with state-of-the-art services and information via natural language. Multiple building blocks are orchestrated by the co-founder and CTO Matthias Ruppel (T-Systems) who brings his experience as a software architect and big data specialist.
“We see large potential in this very innovative approach of connecting humans and knowledge. We are excited to help the experienced and dedicated founders to fulfill their ambitious mission,” – Björn Kolbmüller.
The funding will support the further development of Brian, adding new features and improving the user experience. Our goal is to provide a product that helps companies and professionals focus on the work that truly matters, enhancing innovation and productivity. “From our own experience as consultants, we know that productivity is key; we want to maximize the time we invest in our clients and minimize the time spent on repetitive and less value-adding tasks. We are convinced that many companies need to provide their teams with intelligent support in times of rising complexity and demands. Hence, my colleagues from Amber Invest and I have decided to join the team of angel investors supporting Brian, as we believe it is the right product at the right time to tackle this challenge.” – Jens Torchalla, angel investor of Amber Invest.
Read the official press release on BusinessWire. And if you are interested in trying out Brian, you’ll be happy to know that we are offering a free trial. Just apply at https://www.askbrian.ai/, it requires no installation or payment information.