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

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Key People/Management at Octane AI

Matt Schlicht

Matt Schlicht

CEO & Co-Founder
Ben Parr

Ben Parr

President & Co-Founder
Leif K-Brooks

Leif K-Brooks

CTO & Co-Founder
Megan Berry

Megan Berry

VP of Product
Brian Shanley

Brian Shanley

VP of Sales
Heather Adams

Heather Adams

VP of Marketing
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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

5 months 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 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

5 Strategies To Build Better Ecommerce Forms That Convert

Jared Spool once wrote a famous article (based on a true story) about how tweaking a single button on an ecommerce platform brought in an additional $300M in revenue. If there’s one thing we might learn from this case study, it’s that online forms are really important, and yet are often…

5 Ways To Deliver Personalized Customer Service In 2021

Bespoke customer service became increasingly important in 2020 as we were forced to fulfill all our shopping needs online.

Ecommerce Personalization Strategies that Actually Increase Sales

Every day, your customers are exposed to over 4,000 advertisements, including yours. Long term, this means your customers are gradually becoming de-sensitized to your advertising, no matter how much time and effort you are putting into it. So what’s a brand to do? 

4 Reasons Why Building Customer Relationships is Especially Important Now

Building a working relationship with customers is key to the long-term success of a business.

What Is Cybercrime and How to Protect Your Store's Data

There are so many moving parts to an ecommerce store. Product images, product descriptions, website navigation, customer orders, customer searches and so much more. All these building blocks either help convert buyers or tell us more about them.

14 Beauty Industry Trends to Help Merchants Drive Growth

When shopping for beauty products online, what are a few patterns you notice? For one, you likely search all ends of the internet for honest product reviews. You probably also look up a YouTube video of someone trying that product. 
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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 K-Brooks.

  • Who are Octane AI competitors?

    Competitors of Octane AI include Pactum, Yellow Messenger and Frontdesk AI.

  • 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.