Electric.ai Raises Seed Round to Provide IT Support Via Slack Chat

After selling his Swarm Mobile startup toGroupon and working at the public company in San Francisco, Ryan Denehy has made an unusual move: He returned to New York to launch a new business, Electric.ai.

The startup, incorporated as Electric AI Inc., provides chat-based information technology support to small businesses in the Slack Technologies Inc. messenger. It plans to launch its service next month to a few paying customers, Mr. Denehy said. It is one of many forthcoming uses of chatbots in business.

Bowery Capital just led a $2 million seed round for Electric.ai with participation from another local seed venture firm, Primary Venture Partners.

Read the full text from The Wall Street Journal.