Rocketbots returned to RISE this year, this time with a slightly larger table by about 10cm.
But those 10cm mean a lot to Rocketbots, and most other Beta startups, as it means they’ve graduated from being an Alpha startup in the previous RISE conference, surviving from seed funding to product lunch. Rocketbots continued to make a splash amongst its peers in the AI startup world, by shifting its product focus from being a freemium AI SaaS platform to a messaging management platform. What does this mean?
This means the Rocketbots platform now runs independently from AI, allowing free users to manage their channels like Facebook Messenger, WeChat, and more, all in one place with features that enhance a business’s engagement with its audience. The AI comes optional, for users who already have DialogFlow chatbots, they’ll have the option to integrate and deploy their bots onto their channels all from the Rocketbots platform with ease. Additionally, Rocketbots offers an AI setup service for a one time fee where clients can have a rudimentary chatbot that tackles customer onboarding, FAQ, and small talk.
By removing AI as the main focus of the platform and shifting it to messaging management, attendees at RISE found benefits from the Rocketbots platform from different angles. This isn’t the only new addition, with the new focus on messaging, a freemium SaaS pricing model was introduced that allows for businesses of all sizes to enjoy Rocketbot’s features at competitive prices. Rather than pricing based on the number of contacts, Rocketbots prices based on the number of messages per month, helping small businesses grow with the platform.
Rocketbot’s continues to keep its promise from the previous RISE event, even with the new platform focus, users who intend to fill in gaps that their NLP leaves behind can still be found in the platform, and still meets the freemium AI SaaS model that Rocketbots pitched before. The reasoning behind the shift, is to allow the platform’s features to flourish for users without needing AI to begin with, bringing down entry barriers to the platform and opening new markets for Rocketbots to attack. With a new scalable platform that’s open to non-AI-fluent users, Rocketbots hopes to give the freedom to its users to transform the platform into the tool they need, whether it be an online help desk, internal communication tool, and more, all with the option to super-charge it with AI.