The human arsenal is known for being super expansive, and yet there is nothing more valuable in it than our 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 squad. Technology’s credentials are so anomalous mainly because of its skill-set, which ushered us towards a reality that we couldn’t have imagined in our wildest dreams. Nevertheless, if we care to look beyond the surface, it becomes clear how the whole runner was also inspired by the way we applied those 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 discovered later on, 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 bringing all the right goods to the table. The same has only gotten more and more evident over the recent past, and new funding does a lot to keep that trend alive and kicking.
Topline Pro, new Generative AI platform enabling home services professionals to scale their businesses online, has successfully secured over $5 million in seed financing. Led by Bonfire Ventures, the round saw further participation coming from the likes of TMV, BBG Ventures and a group of angel investors, including Squire Co-founder, Songe LaRon. According to certain reports, the company plans on using the newly-raised cash to develop additional generative AI applications, such as leveraging it to help users with their SEO, content and blog updates, while also supplementing their marketing efforts. Apart from it, the New York-based Topline Pro will dedicate a chunk of the money towards facilitating an extensive recruitment drive so to boost workforce across the engineering, product and customer service teams.
Formerly known as ProPhone, Topline Pro actually started out with an intention to connect plumbers and homeowners over a video chat. However, soon enough, the plumbers raised a concern about how they needed more jobs and that they didn’t know how to grow their business beyond word-of-mouth. This would fuel a lightbulb moment and birth Topline as we know today. Talk about the company’s new iteration, it is designed to help home services professionals in getting discovered, build trust, generate repeat customers, and do a whole lot more to expand their businesses. For instance, Topline’s proprietary platform boasts an intuitive, AI-driven interface, which rapidly creates a custom, SEO-optimized website for you to showcase you businesses. By rapid, we literally mean that the website will be able to go live on the same day. Furthermore, once ready, the stated website won’t just deliver basic information about your business, but it will also let you collect customer reviews, schedule bookings, as well as accept payments in a hassle-free manner. Of course, this whole set of offerings is complemented through a dedicated AI system that gets the website additional content, such as local listings, and automating social media content.
“We want to make sure that the pro is being discovered by as many people as possible,” he added. “Once you’ve found that pro we want to make sure that the homeowner has an easier process to book with them and also pay with them. We know that word of mouth is still the strongest form of marketing, and we want to augment that,” said Nick Ornitz, co-founder and CEO.
While companies like Zuper, Fuzey, and Puls Technologies are doing something similar, Topline differentiates itself on the fact that it uses GPT-3 to automate unlimited multipage websites and administrative tasks. Notably, it also doesn’t classify as a marketplace, therefore helping all parties in achieving a more direct relationship, the one without any middleman whatsoever.