Datch Secures $3.2 Million for Voice-Visual AI Platform


Datch, a provider of intelligent voice artificial intelligence for industrial environments, has secured $3.2 million in seed funding to expand the capabilities of its Voice-Visual AI assistant. 

"With industry-leading partners on board from the energy and manufacturing sectors and with a focus on digital transformation, we are well-positioned to help improve the way industrial organizations capture worker-based knowledge at the frontlines," said Datch CEO and co-founder Mark Fosdike in a statement.  "We formed the business after witnessing the incredible amount of time and energy our companies lost when it came to filling out paperwork on the shop floor. 

"What's exciting is that Datch does away with traditional process forms and instead uses a natural language engine to give workers the freedom to conversationally capture their knowledge as soon as it's generated. Our platform lets them do this hands-free during the job without losing valuable tool time, resulting in significant productivity gains," he continued. "Further to this, there are upstream advantages to capturing and structuring this knowledge data along with the play-by-play data, leading to important breakthroughs in asset-based insights."

One of the investors is Blue Bear Capital, where partner Ernst Sack said in a statement that "voice technology brings wider context and nuance to human and digital connections by improving the quality and experience of work for the frontline and accelerates knowledge capture and sharing for the organization."

"We are particularly excited that Datch is bringing voice technologies to customers in important sectors like sustainable power generation and electric vehicle manufacturing," Blue Bear's Dr. Carolin Funk added.

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