News announces advisory board and strategic investment round

It’s an exciting day at – we’re pleased to announce the creation of a strategic advisory board that will advise our company as we continue to develop our next generation artificial intelligence platform.

The members of our new strategic advisory board bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from a variety of industries, and will be tremendous resources to the leadership team, strengthening our ability to apply AI to drive customer engagement and revenue growth.

As part of the creation of this advisory board, has also closed a strategic investment round of $4.625M (USD), comprising key investors, including advisory board members, employees, and leading AI-focused venture capital firms Georgian Partners and Real Ventures. This follows our previous announcement of a $5M (USD) seed round investment by Georgian Partners in February of this year. A larger institutional Series A round is scheduled to be completed in 2018.

Our Advisory Board Appointments: 

Praveen Arichandran, Director of Growth at Tesla

Jordan Banks, former Managing Director at Facebook and Instagram, Canada and former Global Head of Vertical Strategy at Facebook Inc. 

Scott Bonham, Board Director at Magna, Scotiabank and Loblaw

David Court, Director Emeritus at McKinsey & Company

Harley Finkelstein, Chief Operating Officer at Shopify

Justin LaFayette, Managing Partner at Georgian Partners

Helen Nissenbaum, Professor of Information Science, Cornell Tech

André Perey, Partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Mike Shaver, General Partner at Real Ventures

Read the official press release here

Read more about today’s announcement in Globe and Mail, and well as our previous coverage, including an op-ed from our CEO Steve Irvine on Canada becoming an AI leader, as well as the announcement of the creation of our executive team.


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