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Y Combinator-backed AI Startup Crux raises $2.6M in seed funding

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Himank Jain, Atharva Padhye, and Prabhat Singh

Himank Jain, Atharva Padhye, and Prabhat Singh

AI startup Crux recently raised $2.6 million in a seed funding round led by Emergent Ventures, with participation from Neon Fund and Y Combinator. The round also saw participation from First Cheque and a group of other investors.

What does Crux do?

Founded in 2022 by Himank Jain, Atharva Padhye, and Prabhat Singh, Crux is on a mission to revolutionize how B2B SaaS teams develop embedded AI copilots. These copilots, designed to provide straightforward answers to complex business data inquiries, are akin to OpenAI’s ChatGPT but tailored to the unique needs of businesses.

Backing from industry leaders 


The startup is also backed by a roster of industry veterans and technology leaders, including Aayush Phumbra, cofounder of Chegg; Tej Redkar, CPTO at SumoLogic; Karthik Ramamoorthy, SVP of Products and GM at Zuora; and Krishna Mehra, Director of Engineering at Meta. Their support underscores the startup's strong foundation and promising future.

Developing AI copilots

The startup boasts of creating AI copilots that are not only over 98% accurate but also resource-efficient, requiring just one-tenth of the resources typically needed. These copilots can be deployed in less than a week. 

Before settling on its current successful model, Crux underwent nearly 15 pivots, a testament to the team's resilience and adaptability.