Auckland chatbot startup Ambit raises NZ$1.75 million

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New Zealand startup Ambit, which helps clients create custom chatbots, has raised NZ$1.75 million ($1.7 million) as it looks to grow globally.

Founded by Josh Comrie, Gareth Cronin, and Tim Warren in 2017, Ambit’s platform enables clients to design, build, integrate and analyse “digital employees”, or chatbots. It has worked with the likes of Vodafone, KPMG, and Glassons.

The funding, raised from investors including Lewis Holdings Limited, the investment arm of New Zealand business leader Sir David Levene, and K1W1, the investment arm of Sir Stephen Tindall, follows the company’s NZ$500,000 mid-2017 seed round.

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