Sussex Place Ventures and SAATCHiNVEST Back Next Generation of Platform to Streamline Productivity with Machine Learning; First Product Released by Gluru on New Platform Tackles Daily Task Lists
LONDON, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gluru (www.gluru.co) today announced the next generation of its Artificial Intelligence-powered task platform with the release of the world's first truly smart task manager -- one of many tools expected to leverage Gluru's machine-learning technology over the next 12 months to supercharge both personal and professional productivity. Gluru is also announcing a $2 million seed round, its second in as many years, bringing the company's total funding to $3.5 million. The latest round includes investment from British venture capital firms Sussex Place Ventures, SAATCHiNVEST, GECAD, and Playfair Capital.
Gluru's smart to-do list app, available on web and Android, and in beta on iOS, utilizes a multi-patented unique approach to natural language processing, deep learning, and ontology, syncing with users' conversational data sources, such as Google mail and calendars, to identify important daily tasks and suggest relevant actions. This generates an intelligent "stream" of suggested tasks users most need to accomplish in a day. Gluru continues to learn as users interact with it, automating repetitive items so they can more easily zero in on priority tasks. Users can also schedule manual tasks to speed up Gluru's learning. Soon, Gluru will also suggest actions and answers based on individuals' or companies' entire knowledge bases or service based applications.
"Working on the cutting edge of artificial intelligence over the last two years, we have been honing this sophisticated technology to deliver a platform that can empower productivity like never before," said Tim Porter, Founder and CEO of Gluru. "Our smart task manager is only the beginning; our vision is to power consumers' and businesses' productivity platforms, services, and devices with AI, so users can focus on what really matters, saving time and money. Having strategic funding partners like Sussex Place Ventures and SAATCHiNVEST has been paramount to making that a reality."
With the latest round of funding, Gluru is positioning its technology to be at the center of productivity, with planned integrations that can essentially add a layer of task and knowledge retrieval through AI-driven deep learning to any platform or tool to make it smarter and more useful. Upcoming integrations include Slack chatbots, Google Drive, Microsoft Outlook and Office, Amazon Alexa, and more. Tiered subscription options for enterprises will also be introduced later this year.
"We love groundbreaking enterprise AI that provides practical applications right now, as Gluru is doing – not some distant R&D pipe dream. Tim and the Gluru team have some of the best AI talent in the world, disrupting the productivity space today, and we're excited about where they can take this," said Alex Dunsdon, equity partner at SAATCHiNVEST.
For more information about Gluru's smart to-do list, including a demo or screenshots, please contact Elizabeth@ResoundMarketing.com.
Gluru offers an AI-powered smart task platform that supercharges personal and professional productivity. Gluru's smart to-do list app connects with your email and calendar data to identify the tasks important to you and suggest relevant actions and content, from individual or company-wide knowledge bases or service based applications, to help you achieve your goals, learning as it goes to automatically prioritize your day. The Gluru platform also links with other productivity platforms to make them smarter and more useful, thanks to a highly sophisticated back-end that leverages artificial intelligence, machine learning, and contextual information processing. The Gluru team hails from Google, Apple, Shazam, and Microsoft Swiftkey, with PhDs in machine learning, neural networks, ontologies, and natural language processing. For more ways to organize important moments, visit www.gluru.co.
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Media Contact: Elizabeth Lloyd
Resound Marketing for Gluru