Anaek Inc, a startup involved in creating chatbots and HR related apps has raised seed funding from Matrix Partners India. Though the exact amount raised by Anaek has not been disclosed, people close to the deal believe that $1 million is the figure.
Anaek is a SaaS company, floated by Ujjwal Grover and Kanav Abrol, both with engineering qualifications and rich experience in reputed firms in various functions. They studied the practices in the HR functions in the firms they worked in and felt there was a niche there for developing technology based applications to ease the handling of day to day activities within functions like HR in organizations.
For example, the three chatbots that Anaek already has in its armory are AttendanceBot, OfficeAmp and ExpenseTron. Anaek claims these products of theirs are in use in 60 countries and 1000 companies have become their customers. They offer their customers to use the services free for a duration after which they will have to pay for them.
â€śWith Anaek, we set out to make software that people would actually want to use. Slack was born in 2013 and soon became the fastest growing enterprise software company in history. Slack had just launched its app store, a few months earlier in December 2015, and we concluded that this would be the ideal platform for us to realize our vision of streamlining business processes. The conversational nature of Anaekâ€™s software allows users to learn our software intuitively - by simply talking to our chatbots. No new apps to install and no forms to fill,â€ť says Ujjwal, co-founder, Anaek.
The AttendanceBot, for example helps companies do away with maintaining an Excel sheet and making manual entries. And then many organizations still rely on paperwork to register leave requests by employees and there are many such activities which get seamlessly integrated with the applications developed by Anaek.
â€śInstant messaging has permeated workplace communication across markets, paving the way for seamless employee interactions. Anaekâ€™s enterprise chatbots help employees complete routine business processes in a simple and efficient manner. We look forward to partnering with Kanav and Ujjwal in this journey.â€ť said Tarun Davda, Managing Director, Matrix India.
Matrix Partners India manages almost Rs 4,500 crore of funds and some of the key names where the company stands invested, include, Ola, Quikr, Practo, Limeroad, Trebo, Mswipe and so on.