Octane AI

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Octane AI was founded in 2016 by Y Combinator alum, former Ustream product manager, 2x Forbes 30 Under 30, and Chatbots Magazine creator Matt Schlicht; former Mashable co-editor and editor-at-large, CNET columnist, venture capitalist, Forbes 30 under 30, and Captivology author Ben Parr; and Omegle creator and owner Leif K-Brooks. Octane AI’s lead investor is Evernote founder Phil Libin at General Catalyst. Octane AI came into existence as a result of the difficulty that exists in creating and managing chatbots. Matt became fascinated with messaging ever since he learned that the top messaging platforms are bigger and growing faster than the top social networks. His interest in messaging led him to create Chatbots Magazine, the Bots Group on Facebook, and the definitive beginner’s guide to chatbots. The magazine and the group took off like rocket ships. Chatbots Magazine now captivates over 250,000 readers per month, and the Bots Group has become the largest community of chatbot developers in the world, with 17,000+ developers, investors and enthusiasts discussing bots, messaging, and artificial intelligence. As a result, countless brands, startups, and investors came to him for help navigating the chatbot world. Do we need a bot? Who should we work with to build a bot? What features should our bot have? Matt realized that everyone from musicians to teachers to big brands needed a simple platform that could create feature-rich bots in minutes, all without any programming. So he teamed up with his co-founders Ben Parr and Leif K-Brooks to create Octane AI.
HQSan Francisco, CA, US
Employee Ratings4.7

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Key People/Management at Octane AI

Matt Schlicht

Matt Schlicht

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Ben Parr

Ben Parr

President and Co-Founder
Leif Brooks

Leif Brooks

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
Megan Berry

Megan Berry

Vice President of Product
Brian Shanley

Brian Shanley

Vice President of Sales
Alex Gurevich

Alex Gurevich

Vice President of Finance and Operations
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Octane AI Office Locations

Octane AI has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
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Octane AI Financials and Metrics

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Octane AI total Funding

$5.8 m

Octane AI latest funding size

$4.25 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

Octane AI investors

Octane AI's latest funding round in August 2020 was reported to be $4.3 m. In total, Octane AI has raised $5.8 m
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Octane AI News and Updates

Octane AI Reveals New Integration with Recharge to Supercharge Subscriptions for Quizzes and Personalize the Shopping Experience

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Octane AI, the pioneer zero-party data marketing platform, announced the launch of a new integration with Recharge, the leader in subscription ecommerce, for direct-to-consumer subscriptions brands. Now, brands using Octane AI and Recharge can...

Octane AI Honored by Quartz as One of the 2021 Best Companies for Remote Workers

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Octane AI, the pioneer zero-party data marketing platform, was announced yesterday as one of the honorees on Quartz's first-ever global ranking of the Best Companies for Remote Workers. The program honors 54 companies providing outstanding...

Octane AI Selected by Fortune as One of 100 Best Small & Medium Workplaces™

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Octane AI, the pioneer zero-party data marketing platform, today announced that Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work have honored the company as one of the 2021 Best Small & Medium Workplaces. This is Octane AI's first time being named to...

Octane AI Raises $5 Million to Help Shopify Merchants Personalize Ecommerce Experiences

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Octane AI, the pioneer zero-party data marketing platform, today announced it has raised $5 million in capital in a round led by Javelin Venture Partners, the investor behind Masterclass and Thumbtack, with participation from existing investors...

Octane AI Raises $4.25M in Funding

Octane AI, a NYC-based buyer profile, Facebook Messenger, and SMS marketing platform for Shopify, raised $4.25m funding.

Octane AI launches Decision Data for bot performance analysis

Octane AI today announced the release of a new feature called Decision Data that tracks the performance of quick replies and buttons that bot users choose most often chatting with a bot. “You get to see what people decide, and with that data you can more personalize and you can more target and you c…

Octane AI Blogs

How to Build Your Post-Quiz Flow With Klaviyo

If you are reading this article, congrats! You are about to make the most out of your Octane AI and Klaviyo stack.  But before we dive into post-quiz Klaviyo flows, I am assuming you have your Octane AI and Klaviyo accounts set up, so you’ll be ready to get some magic flowing in Klaviyo.  …

Coming Soon: Train A.I. To Sell Products On Your Shopify Store

Last month, we released an A.I. experiment called Octie.ai (our mascot). It uses artificial intelligence to write your marketing, website, and customer support copy for you. It was just a personal side project of mine, but it has been getting thousands of signups.I'm excited to tell you tha…

What Are Bored Customers and How You Can Win Them Back

We’ve all got them: bored customers. 

Octane AI Promotes Two Executives to C-Suite as Company Bets on Artificial Intelligence to Fuel its Zero-Party Data Platform

Megan Berry and Alex Gurevich appointed Chief Product Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

How to Audit and Optimize Your Ecommerce Product Quiz

Every marketer is all about optimizing. 

How to Improve Your Ecommerce Customer Retention Using Zero-Party Data

Every ecommerce customer retention strategy starts with creating a best-in-class customer experience driven by segmentation and personalization. In order to segment your audience and personalize their customer journey, you need to collect and leverage first and zero-party data in your …
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Octane AI Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Octane AI founded?

    Octane AI was founded in 2016.

  • Who are Octane AI key executives?

    Octane AI's key executives are Matt Schlicht, Ben Parr and Leif Brooks.

  • Who are Octane AI competitors?

    Competitors of Octane AI include Frontdesk AI, SmartBots and Pactum.

  • Where is Octane AI headquarters?

    Octane AI headquarters is located at San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Octane AI offices?

    Octane AI has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Octane AI have?

    Octane AI has 1 office.