Dashworks is a search engine for your company’s vast internal knowledge – TechCrunch
As a business grows, the amount of important information employees need to keep track of inevitably increases along with it. And, as your tech stack gets more complicated, that information ends up being spread across more places — buried in Slack threads, tucked away in Jira issues, pushed as files to Dropbox, and so on.
Dashworks is a startup aiming to be the go-to place for all that inside knowledge. Part customizable start page and part search engine, it connects to dozens of different business services and gives you a hub to find what you need.
Dashworks is designed to be the homepage of your business laptop. It supports company-wide announcements, FAQ creation, and bookmarking for things you often need and never find: your manuals, OKRs, flowcharts , etc
More impressive, however, is its multi-tool search. With a background in natural language processing at companies like Facebook and Cresta, co-founders Prasad Kawthekar and Praty Sharma create a tool that lets you ask Dashworks questions and answer them from the knowledge it has. collected in all the aforementioned Slack feeds, or Jira Tickets or Dropbox files. It’ll give you a search results page of relevant files in the services you’ve logged into – but if it thinks it knows the answer to your question, it’ll just pop that answer up at the top of the page, Google Snippets style.
Currently, Dashworks can connect to over 30 popular services including Airtable, Asana, Confluence, Dropbox, Gmail, Google Drive, Intercom, Jira, Notion, Slack, Salesforce, Trello and more – with d ‘others along the way, priority by request.
Giving another company access to all these services and the knowledge they contain can be confusing, which the Dashworks team seems to be well aware of. Kawthekar tells me that their product is SOC-2 certifiedthat all respective data is erased from their servers if you choose to disconnect a service and that for teams equipped to host the tool themselves, they offer a fully on-premises version.
This week, Dashworks announces that it has raised a $4 million funding round led by Point72 Ventures, backed by South Park Commons, Combine Fund, Garuda Ventures, GOAT Capital, Unpopular Ventures and Starling Ventures. A number of angels are also supporting the round, 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.