A WashU alum’s startup Levity has raised $1.7 million in pre-seed funding after introducing a ‘no-code’ AI system for workflow automation. The funding round was led by Gil Dibner’s Angular Ventures.

Levity is a Berlin-based tech company co-founded by Gero Keil. The company aims to eliminate tedious and repetitive assignments from the workday with their AI tool which automates tasks that often require cognitive abilities and are usually done manually. Levity’s system does not require coding to build AI-powered automations. This allows non-technical workers to easily use the engine to complete work processes that include making decisions on unstructured data, such as documents, images, and PDFs. The AI tool is suitable for workflows in HR, customer service, marketing, and more.

Levity’s mission is to fill the need for AI engines that are more accessible and productive in order to assist small to medium-sized businesses. The company stresses the value of an AI system that allows employees more time to focus on meaningful work. 

Other backers include System. One, Discovery Ventures, Martin Henk, and additional unnamed angel investors.

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