Meeshkan raises 370k and brings home victory from Slush 2018 pitching competition
December 21, 2018
Meeshkan is a Finnish startup to look out for in 2019. The company just raised their first pre-seed funding round of 370K to continue developing its “ChatOps” product for machine learning developers. Meeshkan is an app that allows data science teams to train, test, and deploy machine learning (ML) models right from Slack.
Meeshkan, the winner of the Slush 100 pitching competition in 2018, has caused a media uproar and for a good reason. The company, which was founded in October 2017, has just raised their first pre-seed round of 370K. The round included two vc’s and several angel investors, such as FiBAN Board member Ali Omar and FiBAN Honorary member Risto Siilasmaa.
“I am very excited about what the future has in store for Meeshkan. They have made great progress in a short amount of time and they have cutting edge algorithms”, Ali Omar says.
With Meeshkan, a user can “tweak”, change a learning rate, pause training, and compute with a simple Slack command. The user is also able to “test”, schedule training and testing, containerize models, and share models with colleagues on Slack, and ultimately learn. Meeshkan has several patent-pending algorithms already.
Congratulations and way to go!
Read more about machine learning on Slack here.
Amel Gaily, FiBAN Deal Flow Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org