Alan Nichol CTO and Co-founder of Rasa – Voicebot Podcast Ep 157
Alan Nichol co-founded Rasa in December 2016. The company began life as an open source NLU for chatbots and has expanded to include other features, including voice interactivity. Rasa raised $13 million in venture funding in 2019 and came back about twelve months later with a $26 million funding round in 2020 after showing strong growth in both open source downloads and new enterprise clients.
Nichol is CTO at Rasa and before that was co-founder and CTO of a Techstars-backed productivity startup that had a conversational angle. He earned a PhD in Engineering from Cambridge with a machine learning focus. He also has an advanced degree in chemical physics from the University of Edinburgh. Today, we talk about the conversational AI stack, chatbots, voice, open source, and where we are headed with custom assistants.
Show Notes – Alan Nichol Interview Rasa
- Follow Rasa on Twitter and the Web: @Rasa_HQ Rasa.com
- Follow Punit Soni on Twitter: @alanmnichol
- Read about Rasa in Voicebot: Open Source Conversational AI Startup Rasa Raises $26 Million in Funding
- Read about Suki’s recent financing: Physician Voice Assistant Startup Suki Closes $20 Million Funding Round
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