SOURCE: Genee

Genee

August 12, 2015 12:35 ET

AI-Driven, Cloud-Based Scheduling Platform Genee Enters Public Beta After Securing $1.45 Million in First Round of Funding

Combines Productivity and Efficiency of a Personal Assistant for All Through Natural Language Processing

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 12, 2015) - Genee, the first scheduling system that instantly coordinates the right meeting times in the best interest of everyone, providing the productivity and efficiency of a personal assistant, today announced that the cloud-based Genee platform has entered public beta. In conjunction, Genee has closed a first round, receiving $1.45 million in funding from Uj Ventures, Streamline Ventures, Garnett Ventures and additional angel investors.

"Genee offers a novel approach to scheduling meetings, plugging into users' communication channels where scheduling conversations are taking place and providing intelligent meeting times that take into account everyone's preferences and constraints," said Eric Chen, Founder of Uj Ventures. "Now, everyone can get meetings booked instantly and eliminate the back and forth."

Genee is an artificial intelligence platform that interprets natural language through a core interface that plugs directly into email and other communication tools. It pulls together calendars across multiple systems and then optimizes and renders the best scheduling decisions for users based on their habits and priorities.

"Business and personal lives are becoming increasingly intertwined and complex in today's world," said Charles Lee, Co-founder of Genee. "But as technology has evolved, scheduling has not. We're faced with increasing challenges involving global workforces, different time zones and remote workers, and scheduling meetings has become a necessity but an increasingly time-consuming and laborious task. Add to that the ongoing challenge of conflicting availabilities across multiple calendaring systems, and scheduling events can be a tremendous drain on both time and resources."

With the Genee platform, users task a virtual assistant with managing appointments on their calendars. Among the advantages of using Genee versus "manual" scheduling:

  • The best interests of all attendees are looked after -- not just the meeting organizer
  • You can ask Genee to book a meeting within any messaging system without having to switch to another app
  • Eliminates the usual back and forth completely by smartly matching up everyone's availabilities

Genee was built around knowing the scheduling language and what that language means... "Ask and you shall receive." The user simply sends a message to Genee requesting the meeting. That message might read:

"Genee, please schedule coffee with Laverne and Shirley at Milwaukee Diner next Tuesday."

Genee will then schedule the meeting with all parties involved and send a confirmation once the event has been scheduled.

CEO & Co-founder Ben Cheung added, "Our goal was to create a personal assistant that fits into the user's existing workflow. We wanted to simplify a time-consuming task, not bog down the process by adding another layer. The funding we've received validates that there is tremendous value in using AI to simplify everyday tasks."

Genee integrates seamlessly with popular messaging platforms including Gmail, Outlook, iCloud and Apple Mail, among others. Easy for anyone to use, Genee provides straightforward instructions and multiple access points via messaging, web browser and mobile apps. Users can visit Genee's website for more info.

About Genee
Genee is the first scheduling system that instantly coordinates the right meeting times in the best interest of everyone to provide the productivity and efficiency of a personal assistant for all. Using artificial intelligence for natural language processing and optimized decision making, Genee can easily plug into any messaging platform, including email, text and social media, to understand a user's priorities and habits. Genee makes scheduling a snap, interfacing easily with Outlook, Apple Mail and Gmail among other platforms. Founded in 2014, Genee is headquartered in San Francisco and Mountain View, CA. Genee is available on iTunes or at www.genee.me.

Contact Information

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    Matt Caldecutt
    Blast PR for Genee
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