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Knowledge is power and the world’s leading companies in the UK alone spend $60bn a year on using outside expertise to drive their business forward, but rarely retain or repurpose this knowledge elsewhere in the organisation.
The future of work is shifting towards an ever growing set of collaborations, with experts brought in to plug the gaps of knowledge when it comes to businesses researching new markets, developing products, defining new strategies and differentiating from the competition.
As experts and consultants are increasingly brought in by big corporates, our goal is delivering the future of work through innovative tools to support the knowledge sharing process.
"Having the right information gives you a competitive edge but the typical means of engaging with experts through one hour calls alone is failing to deliver value."
Sam Glasswell, Co-founder at Arbolus
Here at Arbolus we help large organisations build valuable expert networks and maintain knowledge by delivering a unique toolset built on AI and natural language processing capabilities in order to make collaboration and knowledge easier and maximise the value held by the experts.
Arbolus is changing the way knowledge is used in companies and is looking to extend its reach into the enterprise market with ambitions to scale to $100m revenue by 2024.
Our $6m investment has been led by early-stage UK VC, Fuel Ventures in addition to Plug and Play, one of the most active VCs in Silicon Valley. Over the past 3 years we saw 7x growth YoY and, in the last 12 months, we built up the team and extended our international footprint with new offices in Barcelona, which became our headquarters, and New York.
"When we first met Arbolus, we immediately knew that their solution was a game-changer. Sam and Will have 20 years combined experience in the expert interview industry so they knew clients' pains and what processes needed to be improved. We decided to support Arbolus’ goal to create the most agile platform in freelance collaboration and are amazed by the milestones achieved by Will and Sam so far. We are looking forward to enhancing their effort by creating the right synergies with our global network.”
Saeed Amidi, CEO & Founder at Plug and Play
As we proceed with our expansion we have also recently appointed a new chief technology officer, Pau Beltran, who brings 15 years of machine learning and NLP experience from Disney, eDreams, OneMind and others. Pau and his team will be focused on further developing the natural language processing and AI backbone of the Arbolus platform. The company is also investing in the products that will help enterprise clients harness the value of expert consultations as a precursor to large consulting projects.
There are plans to expand our US operations further based on the success to date - are you interested in joining our team? See some of the open positions here.