Human beings are known for having many valuable traits, but to tell you the truth, there is nothing more valuable in our arsenal than that tendency to grow on a consistent basis. This tendency, in particular, has allowed us to hit upon some huge milestones, with technology appearing as a unique member of the stated group. The reason why technology’s credentials are so anomalous is largely because of its skill-set, which was unique enough to guide us towards all the possibilities that nobody could have ever imagined otherwise. Nevertheless, a closer look would reveal how the whole runner was also very much inspired by the way we applied those skills across a real-world environment. The latter component was, in fact, what gave the creation a spectrum-wide presence, and consequentially, kickstarted a tech revolution. This revolution, as we eventually discovered, will go on to scale up the human experience from every conceivable direction, but even after achieving such a monumental feat, technology will somehow continue to bring all the right goods to the table. The same has turned more and more evident over the recent past, and assuming everything goes just like how it is envisioned, a new piece of funding should make that trend a lot bigger and better moving forward.
Mem, an AI-powered note taking app, has successfully secured over $23.5 million in a recently-concluded funding round. The financing, which was led by OpenAI Startup Fund, is expected to help the company in expanding its overall reach, while also conceiving new and more refined AI experiences. Founded in April 2021, Mem started out with an intention to create a platform that lets users capture quick notes, send links, and save images from anywhere using SMS, messaging apps and the platform’s mobile client. That doesn’t quite sound like a unique concept, right? Well, it will once I tell you how Mem’s search experience uses AI to search across notes, aiming to understand which notes might be most relevant in a given moment to a particular person. This ingenious approach paves the way for Mem to offer a wholly value-based service, as it is able to do everything from reading through pages of information and extracting relevant pointers to transforming those pointers into a comprehensive report.
The value in what Mem does is also validated by a Gartner report, which states that professionals spend 50% of their working hours searching for information and on average take 18 minutes to locate a file. One specific source even claims that document disorganization costs businesses $3,900 per employee each year in productivity losses.
“The number one thing we hear from the organizations we talk to is the desire to be able to marry their vast troves of proprietary knowledge with … generative AI models — to support use cases that range from conducting research to writing to selling and beyond,” said Kevin Moody and Dennis Xu, co-founders of Mem. “The magic of Mem is that we bring together your own private and proprietary data along with state-of-the-art generative language models to unlock truly personalized, factual outputs.”
Make no mistake, Mem isn’t the only company that intends to make an active effort towards decluttering your business operations, but notably enough, it does stand out on the back of what it likes to call a “lightweight organization” structure, which basically means less manual curation and labor, and therefore, lower unnecessary costs.