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Luka Raises $4.42 Million, Plans To Invest In Engineering And Product Development

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San Francisco, CA based startup Luka has recently raised a $4.42 Million funding round led by Sherpa Capital. Luka is a messaging app with a powerful bot platform that lets you discover content and interact with your friends. Below is our interview with Eugenia Kuyda, Founder & CEO of Luka:

Eugenia Kuyda

Q: How would you describe Luka in your own words?

A: Luka is a messaging app with a powerful bot platform that lets you discover content and interact with your friends. As conversational bots become an emerging platform in 2016, our goal is to offer a seamless and fun experience for users through bots.

Q: Could you please give us more insights into Luka´s functionality?

A: With Luka, you can talk to bots and your friends in the same place! Luka features an intuitive discovery, an easy to use experience and a unique interface that makes is a snap to make weekend plans with friends, play games, stay up to date with the latest news, discover new restaurants and more.

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Q: What’s the achievement Luka is most proud of?

A: We’re most proud of the fact that we built a bot for Telegram which is fully powered by neural networks. This bot has only one goal – to chat with you as your friend would. It has been one of the most popular bots on the platform for a while and some users say, in their StoreBot reviews, that it helps them cope with depression and loneliness. It motivates a lot when you know that technology can do more for people on an emotional level.

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Q: You’ve recently raised a $4.42 million funding round, what are your plans?

A: We’re excited about having recently raised our Series A led by Sherpa Capital. Our plan is to use this new capital for engineering and product development purposes. Our goal is to continue expanding our bot platform with new functionality and offerings.

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Q: How would you convince the reader to start using Luka?

A: Check out Luka the next time you’re bored and you’ll be delighted with how useful, easy and fun it is. Give it a try by downloading us here!

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