Posted on December 12, 2018 by staff

Google invests in UK-based AI property firm


The Google Assistant Investments Program has backed a UK’s AI-powered property management platform.

‘AskPorter’ provides and AI-powered assistant for agents, property managers and landlords.

From its platform, property, facilities managers and landlords can automate their workflows. The technology learns over time and improves how they work.

As part of the investment, AskPorter will have access to support and resources from Google’s technical, product, and business development teams.

“We’re delighted to have been selected as the Google Assistant Investment Program’s first international investment,” said Tom Shrive, founder & CEO of AskPorter.

“This is a very positive reflection on our product, our opportunity and our team. We will be using the funds to attract more world-class talent into our team and build out product in preparation for our Series A early next year, for which we are seeing strong interest from investors.”

The company, founded in 2017, has also announced the launch of its ‘Porter Pioneers’ programme, a by application group of fifteen property agencies and institutional landlords across residential, commercial & other specialist property sectors.

Shrive added: “We will combine pioneering natural language processing & machine learning technology alongside a consultative approach, working closely over six months we will provide these companies with a state of the art AI property management platform.”