Last year, there was an interest in agent-based AI approaches, such as AutoGPT. This year, we are seeing startups implementing some of these use cases of “let the AI do the work for you.” Mindy, which touts itself to be your email-based executive assistant, is one such example.
Using Mindy is pretty simple. You can email the assistant at email@example.com with a question like “I want to know about all the events happening in my area [you have to specify the area] this weekend with links to book tickets.” or “Can you get me revenue figures of Apple in a table for last eight quarters?”
Mindy was started by Yu Pan, Cuong Do, and Benoit Berthoux last year. Pan was a founding engineer at both PayPal and YouTube. While Do joined PayPal in 2002, he was a founding engineer at YouTube. Berthoux has worked at consultancy first including Capgemini and Accenture.
The company has raised $6 million in a seed round led by Sequoia Capital (with Roelof Botha as the lead partner) and Founders Fund.