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Claire raises $1.8 million to help retailers gauge sales with AI-powered chatbot

Claire, a New York-based chatbot for testing merchandise, has raised $1.8 million in seed funding. The investment came from Salesforce Ventures, Y Combinator and Burch Creative Capital. Marta Jamrozik and Misha Laskin co-founded and launched the chatbot in December 2015 to help fashion brands reconcile what their shoppers say they want and what they actually buy. They went on to graduate …

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Fynd just launched a new fashion chatbot

Sometimes, robots really do it better. Fynd, the online shopping site launched in May, entered the artificial intelligence game with their recently launched chatbot on Facebook. The chatbot, which can be accessed via Fynd’s Facebook page, allows for real time conversations using 100 percent artificial intelligence. Unlike most shopping chatbots where a customer interacts with a human, Fynd’s advanced technology …

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Homee raises $5M to bring chatbots to the interior design space

Millennials have a problem with buying furniture and Beatrice Fischel-Bock, the co-founder CEO of Homee, thinks she can help. “Our generation is buying more furniture than we have in the past because we’re actually settling down later,” she told FashInvest in a phone call. “There’s Wayfair, but you’re not sure how [the furniture] fits in your space.” In college Beatrice …

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To bot or not? ModiFace enters the beauty space with new chatbot

Chatbots are changing the virtual shopping experience and ModiFace, an augmented reality company that deals mainly in beauty and medical applications is not shying away from them. ModiFace recently announced the company will be integrating its simulations technology into a conversational beauty advisor on Facebook Messenger. They’re the first company in the beauty space to do so. “I expect this …

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