Datch, a Los Angeles, CA-based technology company providing a “Voice-Visual” AI assistant for industry, raised $3.2m in seed funding.

The company intends to use the funds to expand the capabilities of their voice-visual platform.

Formed in the UK in 2018 by Australian Mark Fosdike and New Zealanders Aric Thorn and Ben Purcell, Datch is an intelligent voice interface for industrial environments.

It uses conversations to solve business process constraints, such as time spent on work orders, logging information, and solving problems during equipment breakdowns.

The solution allows teams to speed up their processes, is adaptive across a number of workflows, from maintenance management through to safety, quality, operations, and business intelligence.

Datch works with customers across the mining, energy and manufacturing sectors.