Grapple's A.I. fake news and research software draws eyes at first public pitch
I presented Grapple’s pitch for artificial intelligence research software for the first time on Thursday, at the annual StrtupBoost Investor Conference. The presentation wasn’t perfect – the computer used to broadcast PowerPoint presentations at the event was unable to render some of our graphics -- but our message was well received.
We were approached by several investors, corporate scouts and reps from startup accelerators, and have scheduled meetings with several of them beginning early next week. We are in our initial seed funding round, seeking $500,000 through sale of convertible notes. If successful, this round will secure roughly six months’ burn, enough to create an interactive software prototype and a user-generated news tagging tool (more to come on this plan soon) that will teach our artificial intelligence how to distinguish between different types of deceptive content. We also hope to begin market testing and professional scale marketing by summer.
In the meantime, we are already working on creating a more extensive demonstration. Expect to see full renderings of the software interface in the next week or so. We are planning to make our demonstration available at NYC Tech Day, April 18, and Collision Conference in New Orleans from May 2 to 4.
In the meantime, check out our first demo video.