Motion AI has raised $700K to create visual chatbot platform

David Nelson
Dec 16, 2015 · 2 min read

Today I’m incredibly excited to announce that Motion AI has raised $700,000 in seed funding, as announced in the Chicago Tribune.

The round was led by Crush Ventures with participation from Hyde Park Angels and a host of prominent angels— including quantum computing company 1QBit CEO Andrew Fursman, Guy Gamzu and Fiverr CEO Micha Kaufman.

To say I’ve had a wild (and exciting) past 35 days would be a huge understatement!

After announcing Motion AI’s funding round about 2 weeks ago, we surpassed the initial ask of $350K in just 6 days. The round quickly became oversubscribed, with $700K of commitments streaming in over the days that followed.

I’m told the round is one of the fastest to come together in Greater Chicago history, which is an exciting validation of what we’re building.

It was just over a month ago that Motion AI first debuted on Product Hunt. This was a tremendous way to introduce the concept to the public, and the success of this launch has greatly helped move ahead many of the company’s goals.

For those not familiar, we are working to build the “UI for AI” — an end-to-end platform that simplifies and streamlines the many aspects of deploying Artificial Intelligence.

This funding will allow us to make key hires, build out our engineering team — and most importantly, launch our product to general availability in the near future.

I’m so thankful for the outpouring of grassroots support I’ve received since the beginning of this journey.

One of my favorite parts of this entire process has been engaging with prospective users and partners of our product. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me… I’d love to hear from you!

Make sure you’ve signed up for our waitlist to stay up to date on the very latest. We can’t wait to get our product into the hands of the public.

David

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