AI-powered Meeting Plugin Read AI Emerges from Stealth with $10 Million  

by Kay Aloha Villamor in September 30th, 2021

Read AI, a Seattle, Washington-based startup developing an AI-powered platform for meeting metrics, emerged from stealth with $10 million in Seed funding from Madrona Venture Group with participation from PSL Ventures and individual investors.

With this funding, Read will be able to make its service available for free on Zoom and via Zoom’s app marketplace, as well as through a Google Calendar integration.

Company: Read AI, Inc.

Raised: $10.0M

Round: Seed Round

Funding Month: September 2021

Lead Investors: Madrona Venture Group

Additional Investors: PSL Ventures and individual investors

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Software Category: AI-powered platform for meeting metrics

About the Company: Read enables better meetings through shared measurement. The company’s first product, Read Dashboard, attends virtual meetings with you to measure audience engagement, sentiment, and overall meeting performance and makes those metrics available to all attendees. Read's mission is to make every human interaction meaningfully better, smarter, and happier starting with the more than 500 million people worldwide using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and Webex every day. Founded by David Shim, Elliott Waldron, and Rob Williams in 2021, Read is headquartered in Seattle, WA. Read Dashboard is currently offered for free to early customers.


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