Our company (www.nmodes.com) is a bit like Croatia (#WorldCup): Everybody pay attention to other teams with shiny and glitzy products. But we work our hearts out, deliver quality results, humbly and respectfully advance forward. And at the end of the day we are winning. 20+ customers, full trust and glowing testimonials from customers, 200% growth in the last year. All is achieved completely organically.
We went to the World Cup
Reality of Bootstrapping
Going after investors? Do you know that less than 1 percent of startups actually raise VC (or angel) capital, which means that the vast majority are self-funded. Yet the main reason for it simply lies in the inability of most companies to find investors.
Bootstrapping, however, has several strategic advantages for your company's future growth. Perhaps the biggest is retaining the majority of shares and control over the strategy and direction your company is moving towards.
It also teaches financial discipline. Bootstrapping at the start helps to understand the importance of revenue and cash flow, as opposed to unabridged product development, and keeps you connected to your company's financial reality. Only when profitability increase do you then green-light new opportunities, increased risk-taking, and growth acceleration.
In reality, the founders are expected to be flexible. While entrepreneurs have certain intentions and philosophies when they are starting out, a hallmark trait for successful founders is the ability to adapt to changing environments and opportunities.
Sometimes, that means waiting a long time to generate the financial metrics that really matter, revenue and profit. By challenging your leadership team to focus on building the business organically and figuring out how to make the company consistently profitable on a model that can scale without VC capital, you make your company more valuable to future investors.
WHY ALL CONVERSATIONAL AI SOLUTIONS ARE CURRENTLY CUSTOM MADE
All quality conversational AI solutions such as chatbots, voice bots, virtual assistants are customized. The reason is because conversational AI solutions have a component called AI training that has to be individually tailored to the needs of each business. Currently AI industry does not have a suitable solution to automate this component.
There are, of course, easy-to-use, scalable products such as Chatfuel, ManyChat and others, but they do not provide sufficient quality and therefore do not add value to the professional sales or customer service process.
The next generation of conversational AI solutions will be scalable, while capable of delivering the level of quality required by businesses and professional organizations. nmodes is among a limited number of AI companies, with sufficient level of technological knowledge and deep enough understanding of underlying linguistic processes. working on delivering this kind of solution to the market as quickly as possible. In the meantime, customizable AI solutions, with personalized AI training component, is industry's best option.