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The platform is used to educate employees about conversations regarding performance, relations in the workplace, upsetting customers, letting people go, diversity in the workplace, and other situations. Empathy and compassion are focuses for's training platform. is a related branch of the Crisis Text Line, which is a service focusing on preventing suicide. The Crisis Text Line has trained over 20,000 counselors to help deal with suicidal conversations, and has unearthed data regarding sentiments and empathy from over 100,000 million conversations that was utilized to create for enterprise purposes.

Training employees on how to handle difficult conversations through became a training tool for law enforcement agencies who use the service to train for hostage negotiations. Lublin, the founder of the company eventually decided to build an artificial intelligence platform to help sell to companies.


April 26, 2022 raises a $12,000,000 series A round from Bow Capital, FLOODGATE and Vertex Ventures.
February 6, 2018 raised $2,000,000 in seed from City Light Capital and 6 other investors
February 6, 2018 raises a $2,000,000 seed round from Ann Miura-Ko, City Light Capital, Homebrew, Jeff Weiner, Kapor Capital, Omidyar Network and Precursor Ventures.

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Crisis Text Line stops sharing conversation data with AI company

Jasmine Hicks, Richard Lawler


January 31, 2022, a Crisis Text Line spin-out, raises $2 million to help companies have hard conversations

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February 6, 2018


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