Thursday, 28 November 2019

Mr and Mrs Claus: The couple behind the killer concierge app Elves

Seeing the rapid growth of digital assistants, Abeer El Sisi and Karim El Sahy co-founded Elves in 2016, along with Ahmed Kassem. They looked at the deficiencies in current digital assistants and realized the human element was still needed. By efficiently connecting people with human assistants, Elves’ AI platform learns from these interactions and in turn becomes more efficient and better adept at connecting users with services.

In today’s episode, Abeer and Karim talk to us about the challenges of being a married couple with the lofty aim of creating the best AI-based digital concierge service provider there is. Today, Elves has over 650,000 users and is looking to close another seed round, after having broken Egypt’s seed funding record with USD 2 mn in 2017.

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Mr and Mrs Claus: The couple behind the killer concierge app Elves
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