Indian chatbot start-up Articbot to set up Bahrain office for international foray

SourceArabian Business

Articbot, an Indian start-up operating a multi-lingual chatbot platform based on conversational artificial intelligence (AI), is set to establish its first overseas office in Bahrain. The Indian venture, which helps businesses to automate customer support in multiple languages, is also in advanced discussions with a leading Saudi Arabian petrochemical company for a deal to handle its customer conversational data services. “We are almost in the final stage of the discussions with a Saudi Arabia-based company which is a leading player in the petrochemical sector for partnering with our AI-based conversational data handling services,” Rahul VP, co-founder and CEO of Articbot, told Arabian Business. Jabbar Internet Group co-founders, Abraaj Group and Vy Capital among UAE-based investors who funded Indian startups Rahul, however, declined to disclose the name of the Saudi company or the value of the project because of the non-disclosure agreement with the company. Articbot is the latest to join a long list of Indian companies such as FreshToHome, Strava Technologies, Curefit, Tanishq and Dabur to choose the Middle East route for its international expansion. Rahul said Articbot had planned to open the office in Bahrain earlier this year but that was postponed because of the Covid pandemic. “Now we are looking at an end more...