Minneapolis MN (PRWEB) June 14, 2012
AsystMe LLC, an early-stage software company developing a software platform of proactive automated assistants to help smartphone users simplify their lives, announced today it has named Thomas Raeuchle to the position of Chief Technology Officer. The company also said it has raised additional funding, bringing the total raised to date to $517,000. The latest funding is being used for product development and marketing. “We’re very pleased with our progress,” said Joel Nash, CEO. “And a further round of funding of $1,000,000 is now underway.”
Thomas Raeuchle is an experienced technology executive with a wide range of expertise in software technology. He has worked with technology companies in roles ranging from technology advisor to CTO and COO, covering a broad spectrum of applications, including large-scale, real-time compliance monitoring systems at the enterprise level, software as a service systems (SaaS), consumer shopping portals, and web-based learning systems. He served as VP of Engineering for Ancor Communications and Director of Application Development at Cray Research. Raeuchle holds a PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University and is a graduate of the Berkeley MBA program for technology managers.
AsystMe (http://www.asystme.com) is an early-stage company based in Minneapolis that has developed proactive automated assistant software to help people manage their lives and focus on what is important. Like a real personal assistant, its software proactively informs the user, performs daily tasks, and makes suggestions that save time or money. These proactive tasks provide value to the user. Each task is performed by an assistant service. A set of commonly used services will be provided in the beta version of the company’s software, which will be available in June 2012. AsystMe’s open, cloud-based platform will provide a variety of assistant services and a user interface in the form of a mobile app. The platform manages knowledge of the user’s context (location, schedule), hosts services (each interacting with a data source and automating a task), passes data between services, and manages interactions (voice or text) with users. Many interactions will be initiated by a notification being pushed to the user via AsystMe’s smartphone app, which will be available for each of the popular smartphone platforms.