If you were a promising young start-up making a list of things to pack ahead of your first trip to FinovateEurope, how high up on the list would $10 million in seed funding be?
That’s the kind of high quality problem intelligent systems specialist Kensho gets to grapple with over the next few weeks. The company’s innovations in real-time, split-second investment analysis have attracted the likes of Accel Partners, Devonshire Investors, General Catalyst, Google Ventures, and NEA – all of whom participated in the seed round. But the kicker may be the delivery system Kensho has developed for all this split-second analysis: an intelligent virtual research assistant able to understand natural language commands and respond to complex queries.
“Kensho is dedicated to the idea that communicating in natural language with intelligent computer systems which serve as virtual personal assistants will form the leading edge of global innovation over the next half-decade,” Kensho CEO Daniel Nadler said. He added that the funding would help Kensho bring on “the best and most experienced” engineering talent.