Learning and skill development have changed, but video hasn’t caught up yet. This situation has changed as learning is moving from a ‘just-in-case’ to a ‘just-in-time’ model and it is becoming and increasingly video-first.
London-based AI learning coach Quench.ai is a new learning experience designed for new learning needs. It helps busy professionals discover the most relevant minutes from the world’s largest indexed educational video content library.
$5M pre-seed round
Now, Quench.ai, an innovative new AI startup, has secured $5 million in pre-seed investment. The round was led by prominent venture capital firms and angel investors, including firstminute capital (that invested in Lindus Health and Verse), Tuesday VC (formerly CrunchFund), BY Venture Partners, Ada Ventures, Plug and Play Ventures, Notion Capital, IFG, Antler, Ventures Together, Northzone scout, and over fifty founders.
The company will use the fresh funds to launch its learning coach that aims to revolutionise the learning and development industry worth $1 trillion. Also, the startup plans to expand its current team of 16 people to support product and tech development, and customer sales and support.
Husayn Kassai, Founder and CEO of Quench.ai, explained, “Building my first startup straight out of university and scaling it to a team of over 500, I knew we had to become an effective learning organisation. Yet I couldn’t find a simple way to equip our teams with the learning opportunities they needed to continuously grow their skills, learn more, and move faster.”
Brent Hoberman from firstminute capital, commented, “We’re proud to back Quench.ai and see the launch of its AI learning coach, which has the potential to revolutionise personalised learning and development. By leveraging AI’s power and scalability, Quench.ai offers targeted content at people’s fingertips, transforming how we learn. With such an experienced team, and impressive early product-market fit, Quench.ai is poised to address the evolving talent development and upskilling needs of companies today.”
Quench user Maryam Torshizi, Founder and CEO at DeepSearch Labs, “Quench is like an AI librarian that picks out the right book and points you to the right page, paragraph and sentence – every single time. It lets me skip searching and scrolling and discover what I need to know. No more impostor syndrome; with Quench, I can walk straight into my next meeting knowing how to anticipate and solve the problems ahead to have a greater impact faster.”
Quench customer, Fizel Nejabat, Co-founder and COO at Algbra added, “As a fast-growing startup, we’re building the plane while flying it and need our team to be adaptable and learn on the fly. Quench has provided our team with an on-hand coach to help focus on the exact problems that need to be solved immediately and find tangible solutions at the exact moment of need.”
Helps busy professionals with AI
Quench.ai was founded and led by Husayn Kassai, the former CEO and co-founder of unicorn AI identity company Onfido. Using recent advances in conversational AI, Quench.ai has built a product that will make learning new skills accessible for busy professionals across sectors.
It pioneers a new way for people to discover relevant content to supercharge their learning, upskill and increase their impact. The startup helps in finding the right educational video to meet your needs is as simple as a short chat with your Al learning coach.