Dashworks is a search engine for your company’s extensive internal knowledge – Techdoxx

Deepak Gupta January 29, 2022
Updated 2022/01/29 at 1:14 AM

As a business grows, the amount of important information employees need to keep track of inevitably grows along with it. And as your tech stack gets more complicated, that information ends up being split in more places — buried in Slack threads, tucked into Jira tickets, sent as files on Dropbox, etc.

dashworks is a startup with the objective of being the reference place for all this internal knowledge. Part customizable homepage and part search engine, it connects to dozens of different business services and provides a hub to find what you need.

Dashworks is designed to be the home page for your work laptop. It has support for broadcasting announcements across the enterprise, creating FAQs, and sharing bookmarks for the things you need and can never find – your playbooks, your OKRs, your org charts, etc.

More impressive, though, is its cross-tool search. With experience in natural language processing at companies like Facebook and Cresta, co-founders Prasad Kawthekar and Praty Sharma are building a tool that lets you ask Dashworks questions and answer them using knowledge gathered from all of the Slack topics mentioned above, or Jira tickets or Dropbox files. It will give you a search results page for relevant files across all the services you’ve connected to, but if it thinks it knows the answer to your question, it will just display that answer at the top of the page, Google Snippets style.

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Right now, Dashworks can connect to over 30 different popular services including Airtable, Asana, Confluence, Dropbox, Gmail, Google Drive, Intercom, Jira, Notion, Slack, Salesforce, Trello and more – with more on the way, prioritized by demand.

Giving another company access to all these services and insider knowledge can be unsettling – something the team at Dashworks seems keenly aware of. Kawthekar tells me your product is SOC-2 certificatethat all respective data is erased from their servers if you choose to disconnect a service and that, for teams that are equipped to host the tool, they offer a fully local version.

This week, Dashworks announced that it has raised a $4 million round led by Point72 ventures, backed by South Park Commons, Combine Fund, Garuda Ventures, GOAT Capital, Unpopular Ventures and Starling Ventures. Also supporting the round are several angels, including Twitch co-founder Emmett Shear and Gusto co-founders Josh Reeves and Tomer London. The company was also part of Y Combinator’s W20 class.

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