Pulse Labs Co-Founders Discuss Voice App Testing and the Alexa Accelerator – Voicebot Podcast Ep 52

Pulse Labs co-founders Abhishek Suthan (CEO) and Dylan Zwick (CPO) brought their crowdsourced voice app testing service into the first Alexa Accelerator class operated by TechStars in 2017. Since then, they have assembled hundreds of pre-screened voice app testers and provided UX feedback to nearly a hundred voice apps on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Along they way, the company raised $2.5 million from venture funds at both Amazon and Google and Jeff Bezos’ personal investment fund. Abhishek earned CS and CE degrees from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Emory University. Dylan earned a PhD in Math and Masters degree in data science from the University of Utah along with Masters and undergraduate degrees in statistics and math from Stanford.

In this episode, we talk at length about testing Alexa skills and Google Assistant Actions for user experience. Abhishek and Dylan outline how Pulse Labs sources experienced testers gathers the feedback and provides it to their customers, the voice app publishers. We also talk about how the founders first met, go into the details behind the Alexa Accelerator program and how it was raising funding from both Amazon and Google simultaneously.

Show Notes – Interview with Abhishek Suthan and Dylan Zwick

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