Levity, which has been working in stealth (till now), is the most recent no-code firm to throw its wares into the ring, having picked up $1.7M in pre-seed funding led by Gil Dibner’s Angular Ventures. The Berlin-based startup needs to carry AI-powered workflow automation to anybody, letting knowldge employees automate tedious, repetitive and guide components of their job with out the necessity to learn to code.
Suitable for customer support, advertising, operations, HR, and extra, Levity has elected to be a horizontal providing from the get-go. Typical repetitive duties that may be automated contains reviewing and categorizing paperwork, photos, or textual content. The premise is that standard, rule-based automation software program isn’t capable of automate duties like these because it requires cognitive talents, that means that they often achieved manually. This, in fact, is the place machine studying come into play.
“We need to resolve the issue that individuals spend a lot time at their jobs doing boring, repetitive stuff that may be automated to release area and time for enjoyable and fascinating work,” says Gero Keil, co-founder and CEO. “Even although that is what AI has been promising us for many years, there are only a few options on the market, and even much less for non-technical individuals who can’t code”.
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To that finish, Keil says Levity’s total mission is to assist non-technical data employees automate what they couldn’t automate earlier than. Specifically, the startup targets work processes that contain making choices on unstructured knowledge, comparable to photos, textual content, PDFs and different paperwork.
“For instance, if an organization receives tons of or hundreds of emails from companions and prospects with attachments daily, somebody sometimes has to obtain the attachment, take a look at it after which resolve what to do with it,” explains Keil. “With Levity, they’ll prepare their very own customized AI on the entire historic knowledge that they’ve gathered, and as soon as it has discovered from that it seamlessly integrates with their present instruments and workflows e.g. Dropbox, Gmail, Slack and so on.”
More broadly, he says there are lots of firms struggling to “productionize AI” that will actually profit from having an end-to-end platform “that allows them to construct their very own AI options and make them a part of their processes”.
Keil argues that Levity’s principal competitor is individuals doing work manually, however concedes that there’s crossover with automation machine studying instruments, workflow automation choices, and labeling instruments,
“Instead of going deep into each area of the ML worth chain and making the lives of builders and knowledge scientists at giant firms simpler, we focus solely essentially the most important bits and items, wrap them in easy and fulfilling UX and summary the remaining away,” he says. “That makes us the most effective for non-developers in small and medium-sized companies that need to automate beforehand non automatable processes in essentially the most simple manner. The folks that have the automation downside grow to be the identical folks that resolve the automation downside; it’s a paradigm shift identical to what Wix and Squarespace did to web sites”.
Adds Gil Dibner, normal associate and founder at Angular Ventures, in an announcement: “Levity is driving a large shift that may have an effect on all data employees. By permitting data employees to simply prepare AI engines, construct AI-powered automations, and combine them into their on a regular basis workflows, Levity is radically democratizing the advantages of AI.”
Alongside Angular, Levity’s different backers embrace: System.One, Discovery Ventures (founders of SumUp), Martin Henk (founding father of Pipedrive) and varied further unnamed angel traders.
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