Sensay, the chatbot startup that lets people ask for advice from fellow users, has today announced the close of a $4.5 million seed round extension led by Norwest Venture Partners. Other participants include Greycroft Partners, Sweet Capital, NHN, Draper Associates, as well as existing investors.
This brings Sensay’s total funding to $6 million.
Plus, the platform has also introduced Facebook Messenger to the platform, bringing it into the fold with other messaging platforms like Slack, Kik, Telegram and WeChat.
Sensay launched, back in May of 2015, as a purely SMS-based product, with a simple premise.
Users could sign up to both give and receive advice, with Sensay’s AI matching algorithm figuring out which users to pair with each other. Users could ask each other about restaurant recommendations, craft beer, how to sail, gift recommendations, or literally anything else.