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Botco.ai is a conversational marketing platform enabling meaningful and intelligent conversations between businesses and their customers.

Before You Make History, Learn Ours

Rebecca, Anu, and Chris sitting at a conference table

With seven years of experience at Intel and serving ten years as the co-founder and principal of Ideas Collide, Rebecca Clyde uncovered a gaping need for a modernized solution that addresses the need for 24/7, on-demand availability from businesses. Brands were leaving money on the table by relying too heavily on "drip" nurture campaigns that could takes months to address all the questions and needs a prospective customer might have in order to make a buying decision.

After meeting Anu Shukla in 2016 at the Girls in Tech Catalyst conference, Rebecca and Anu sparked a conversation about their professional similarities; Rebecca had spent the last 15 years working in marketing automation, Anu and Chris Maeda had built one of the first marketing automation platforms, Rubric. Together, they remarked about how little the industry had changed since their start.

They asked themselves, “Why can't today’s marketing automation platforms communicate through text, chat and messaging?” the pair founded Botco.ai. Today, Botco.ai has evolved into a full-fledged intelligent chat solution, powered by AI, now implemented in multiple industries worldwide, at every scale.

Discover Our Team

The perfect blend of technical skills and entrepreneurial creativity, meet the team behind Botco.ai.

Rebecca Clyde

Rebecca Clyde

Co-Founder and CEO

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Education:
Arizona State University (MBA)

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Years of Experience:
20

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Experience:
Co-founder and Principal of Ideas Collide, a full service digital marketing agency; Former member of Intel’s Digital Marketing Team (7 years).

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Additional:
Board Member of AZ Tech Council; Athena 2016 Businesswoman of the Year (Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce); Phoenix Business Journal 2018 Most Admired Leaders.

Dr. Chris Maeda

Co-Founder and CTO

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Education:
MIT (B.S.) & Carnegie Mellon University (PhD).

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Years of Experience:
20 in computer science, machine learning, and AI.

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Experience:
Co-founder & CTO of Rubric (marketing automation platform), CTO and VP of Engineering Broadbase; CTO of Kana.

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Additional:
CEO of Mail Monitor, President and CEO of Brick Street Software, Board Member of Maple Leaf Angels, Board Member of Kensington Brewing Company, Board Member of StringSoft, Board Member of Northeast Angels.

Dr. Chris Maeda
Dr. Anu Shukla

Dr. Anu Shukla

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman

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Education:
St. Stephen’s College (BA), Youngstown State University (MBA and Honorary Doctorate).

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Years of Experience:
30

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Experience:
CEO of RewardsPay, Tapjoy and MyBuys. Founder of Rubric.

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Additional:
Previous Board Director of Watermark, Current Board Director at India Community Center, Charter Member TIE, Advisory Board Santa Clara University. Formerly VP of Worldwide Marketing and Product Management at Uniface /Compuware, VP of Marketing and Product Strategy at Versata. Successfully exited two previous startups with $300M+ exits. Depth of experience in SaaS, Adtech and Martech product companies.