Artificial Intelligence: Virtual assistant Julie Desk raises €600K to accelerate growth in France and internationally

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Julie Desk, the AI-powered virtual assistant that automatically organizes meetings, carries on its growth and secured € 600K from SIDE Capital.

Launched in 2015, Julie Desk revolutionizes timetable management and has already several hundreds of clients. The fresh capital will enable the Paris-based startup Julie Desk to hire programmers and data scientists, in order to handle more than 80% of requests through their Artificial Intelligence algorithms. Furthermore, to keep their 20% monthly growth, Julie Desk will also increase its sales and marketing teams.

During this crucial period of high growth, SIDE’s investment in Julie Desk’s will allow the three co-founders to benefit from a “side by side” coaching. They will also have the expertise and guidance from investing-entrepreneurs from SIDE such as Marc Adamowicz, Happyview’s CEO, Julien Hervouet, iAdvize’s CEO, or Bertrand Jelensperger, from LaFourchette.

Julien Hobeika, Julie Desk’s CEO, stated: “Our ambition is to make Julie Desk a major actor in the human-machine interface on-going revolution: inevitably, graphic interfaces as we know them, will disappear for an interaction with the machine only relying on a natural language. This fundraise will enable us to speed up our technological and commercial development”.

Julie Desk is a true assistant, gifted with the latest technology in Artificial Intelligence, to ease our daily life: Julie plans, organizes, cancels, creates professional events, sends invitations (etc.). Thanks to a learning algorithm developed by the start-up, Julie adapts itself to habits and to each ones’ tastes. All these actions are controlled by human operators, she is able to understand and adapt herself to any situation. Julie Desk combines a machine’s reliability and the personal assistant’s flexibility.

In order to delegate a task, the user has to put her in copy or send her an email, and she will handle the rest: Julie discusses with the counterpart, and see with them every aspect, all this keeping the user in copy, in order to be constantly aware of possible changes.