Google has agreed to invest in London-founded Artificial Intelligence-led property start-up AskPorter, the Evening Standard can reveal.
The search engine giant has provided a “significant” amount to help Clerkenwell-based online management firm AskPorter expand.
AskPorter acts as a digital assistant between landlords and tenants, helping set up speedily everything from utility bill payments to arranging cleaning.
It was founded by lifelong friends Tom Shrive and Samuel Tassell, who hail from Raynes Park, in 2016. Earlier this year they also got funding from former Dragons’ Den star James Caan.
The company now plans to boost staff numbers from its current eight, and it will have support from Google’s tech and business development teams.
Shrive, who previously worked as a digital consultant to firms such as ARM and Intel, said: “It’s incredibly exciting to be able to work with the experts at Google to improve the AI & machine learning technology that powers AskPorter.”
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