Direqt, a Seattle, WA-based platform that offers customizable AI chatbot solutions exclusively for publishers, has raised $4.5 million in funding.
The investment was from a consortium of entrepreneurs and executives, including Todd Parker, former Global Head of Business Development for Business Messaging at Google, NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino, Peter Callahan, Former CEO of American Media, Ron Antevy, Founder & CEO e-Builder and Dave Walsh, Partner at Kayne Anderson.
Direqt Use of Funds
The company will use the funds to expand its customizable AI chatbot solution.
Direqt is an AI chatbot platform built exclusively for publishers. The platform allows publishers to train AI chatbots on their unique content, refine personality and brand voice, and determine which AI features are enabled for their chatbots. Used by leading media companies including ESPN, The Independent, The Sun, Cosmopolitan, and more, Direqt enables chatbot publishers to seamlessly create, grow, and monetize conversational audiences anywhere they are. Publishers leverage Direqt’s platform to train their chatbots exclusively on their content to deliver highly engaging experiences in their brand voice.
Today, 75 leading publishers use Direqt to power their chat experiences to reach over 260 million users.
Company: Direqt, Inc.
Funding Month: October, 2023
Lead Investors: Todd Parker, NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino, Peter Callahan, Ron Antevy, and Dave Walsh
Company Website: https://www.direqt.ai/
Software Category: AI Chatbot Publishing Platform