As a firm grows, the quantity of necessary data staff have to hold monitor of inevitably grows proper together with it. And, as your tech stack will get extra difficult, that data finally ends up cut up up throughout extra locations — buried in Slack threads, tucked into Jira tickets, pushed as information on Dropbox, and so on.
Dashworks is a startup aiming to be the go-to place for all of that internal knowledge. Part customizable begin web page and half search engine, it hooks into dozens of various enterprise providers and provides you one hub to seek out what you want.
Dashworks is constructed to be your work laptop computer’s house web page. It’s received assist for broadcasting companywide bulletins, constructing out FAQs and sharing bookmarks for the stuff you typically want and might by no means discover — your handbooks, your OKRs, your org charts, and so on.
More spectacular, although, is its cross-tool search. With backgrounds in pure language processing at firms like Facebook and Cresta, co-founders Prasad Kawthekar and Praty Sharma are constructing a software that permits you to ask Dashworks questions and have them answered from the knowledge it’s gathered throughout all of these aforementioned Slack threads, or Jira tickets, or Dropbox information. It’ll offer you a search outcomes web page of related information throughout the providers you’ve hooked in — but when it thinks it is aware of the reply to your query, it’ll simply bubble that reply proper to the highest of the web page, Google Snippets style.
Right now Dashworks can hook into greater than 30 fashionable providers, together with Airtable, Asana, Confluence, Dropbox, Gmail, Google Drive, Intercom, Jira, Notion, Slack, Salesforce, Trello and a complete bunch extra — with extra on the best way, prioritized by demand.
Giving one other firm entry to all of these providers and the knowledge inside is likely to be unsettling — one thing the Dashworks crew appears fairly conscious of. Kawthekar tells me that their product is SOC-2 certified, that each one respective knowledge is wiped from their servers if you happen to select to disconnect a service and that, for groups which might be geared up to host the software themselves, they provide a absolutely on-prem model.
This week Dashworks is saying that it raised a $4 million spherical led by Point72 Ventures, backed by South Park Commons, Combine Fund, Garuda Ventures, GOAT Capital, Unpopular Ventures and Starling Ventures. Also backing the spherical is a variety of angels, together with Twitch co-founder Emmett Shear and Gusto co-founders Josh Reeves and Tomer London. The firm was additionally a a part of Y Combinator’s W20 class.