Estonian Startup Awards 2019 took place on January 22nd, 2020, at Fotografiska Tallinn. More than 300 Estonian startup founders came together. A jury of 144 Estonian business founders chose the winners across 9 different categories. Today, there are about 900 startups in Estonia and the sector increases 30% per year. By now, Estonian startups contribute 2,5% of Estonia’s GDP and the growth does not seem to end here. AlphaBlues was nominated for a Bootstrap Badger award. This category consisted of companies that have raised no money and managed to build profitable businesses independently. Congratulations to Multilogin, the best Bootstrap Badger!
As discussed in the previous post, many aspects of conversational AI implementation are dependent on the details. The same applies to the tempo of the setup process. For smooth development, it is in both customer and developer interests that the customers know what they want. Concrete communication between businesses help to prevent additional tasks in later stages. Although, demo of the conversational AI can be built in minutes on the company’s website, we tend to utilize 1-2 months of development time plus one extra month of silent live for testing purposes. We have found out that with this amount of
The short answer is – it depends. I know some readers might be looking for an exact number but this would be misleading. From our experience we see that the needs of companies vary greatly as do their technical capabilities. As such, to give a simple answer in pricing is akin to answering with a specific price to the question – „how much does a good car cost“. Everyone’s expectation to what a good car is, is different. Same with chatbots. However, there are specific things that can drive up the cost of your virtual assistant development. Let’s dig in.
Baltic Brands together with Accenture Latvia selected AlphaBlues as the TOP5 startup company in Estonia. The experienced jury chose the startups taking into account their growth and ability to create resonance in the society. The goal of the Baltic Brand top is to find out the value of the biggest brands represented in the Baltics, as well as the factors that influence it. The study examined a wide range of topics, but in the framework of the top it is possible to explore three factors affecting loyalty – uniqueness, quality and profitability. 2019 represents the fourth year such awards are given
How to let AI do the boring job and keep your customers happy By Federico Plantera Disruption, disruption, disruption. It’s been only a couple of years that we hear this word almost everywhere and about potentially almost everything. This moment was supposed to come, at some point – the moment when we actually take a look at the meaning on a Cambridge dictionary. A disruption is “an interruption in the usual way that a system, process, or event works”. And it is true, the tech and industrial revolution of this decade are indeed bringing dramatic changes to the way we do things: with
Why Customer Experience Matters More Than You Think And How Virtual Assistants Can Help You Beat Your Competitors
Virtual assistants and chatbots came to the wider audiences in the spring of 2016 when Facebook announced the possibility to build bots into Messenger. After initial inflated expectations the chatbot fever somewhat declined. However, much like in the Gartner Hype Cycle, the importance of virtual assistants is bound to grow in importance. And the reason is that superior customer experiences enable companies to retain and upsell to existing customers. This follows the rollout of Aggregation Theory impact on businesses. “First, the Internet has made distribution (of digital goods) free, neutralizing the advantage that pre-Internet distributors leveraged to integrate with suppliers.
Excited to announce our latest product release as we integrated speech-to-text and text-to-speech functionality into our product. Now it is possible to add voice recognition into our virtual assistants so that your users can speak directly with assistant and get answers without the need to type. This opens up a wide range of possibilities such as: Integrating voice input based virtual assistants on your website directly from the chat window with the push of a button. Utilizing speech based input from your mobile app in customer service. You customers don’t need to type questions and can simply speak to the
PwC Startup Collider has chosen 12 technological startups from the European region and happy to announce AlphaBlues is one of them. The companies were selected out of 300 applicants to partner with PwC in Poland to expand their product offering in Central Europe. “As part of the Startup Collider, we are looking for innovative startups that will become our business partners with whom we will really develop a new joint product” says Beata Cichocka-Tylman, PwC’s Director responsible for innovation and R&D. During the process AlphaBlues will receive support in business development and an opportunity for international expansion alongside one of
Glad to announce another new customer as we started working with Telia. Telia is the leading telecom company in Estonia and is part of the Telia Company Group. In Estonia Telia provides a variety of services including mobile, home internet and TV, online store and business services. Responsible Business Forum in Estonia rewarded Telia Eesti with the highest quality label – the golden level – recognising the company’s fair, informed and environmentally friendly activity. In 2016 Telia Estonia revenues reached 289 million euros and it served close to 900,000 mobile customers in Estonia. Telia Company Group is one of Europe’s
The leading IT news site in Estonia geenius.ee selected AlphaBlues as their startup of the week. The site had an interview with our team where we discussed a number of things ranging from our company to our product. Some of the more invigorating questions the journalists focused on were around how AlphaBlues is among those one of ten startups that will not go bankrupt. According to Indrek “we already have paying customers and interest in the product is growing. We have put a lot of emphasis on product development and enhancing our artificial intelligence capabilities. More exactly on how the