Deeptech/News/ Sick of taking meeting notes? Supernormal has an AI-powered answer The startup uses generative AI to streamline the boring bits of video meetings — from writing up a transcript to auto-sharing notes By Sadia Nowshin 26 January 2023 Supernormal cofounders Colin Treseler and Fabian Perez Supernormal cofounders Colin Treseler and Fabian Perez \Deeptech Who are the few “real” defence investors in Europe? Sifted asked the experts By Mimi Billing 23 February 2023 Deeptech/News/ Sick of taking meeting notes? Supernormal has an AI-powered answer The startup uses generative AI to streamline the boring bits of video meetings — from writing up a transcript to auto-sharing notes By Sadia Nowshin 26 January 2023 Supernormal, which uses OpenAI software and language modelling to quickly generate meeting notes from video calls, has raised $10m in equity funding led by Balderton Capital. The company, which has offices in Stockholm and New York but is remote-first, introduced its service in October last year after launching in 2020 and has around 50k users across 250 organisations. What does the software do? The majority of professionals spend between four and twelve hours a week in meetings, according to a 2022 survey by Dialpad — but that doesn’t account for the extra time taken to write up notes, find action points and send them out to colleagues. Supernormal’s platform uses AI to transcribe calls and produce bullet-pointed notes highlighting the main takeaways, automating the admin side of virtual meetings. With no time restriction on the length of meetings it can transcribe, Supernormal also shares the notes among the meeting’s participants and can learn from a user’s behaviour to personalise the style of notes. The software currently supports five languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese. It’s designed for hybrid teams that rely on video communication, and can be embedded into Google Meets, Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Who invested? Acequia Capital, byFounders and previous backer EQT Ventures invested alongside Balderton. The round brings Supernormal’s total funding to $12m, following a seed round in December 2020. It plans to use the fresh cash to grow its machine learning, engineering and marketing teams. It’ll also develop its software, with upcoming features including the auto-completion of regular post-call tasks, like writing a follow-up email or scheduling the next meeting. AI for workplace productivity Artificial intelligence is booming, with startups in the sector raising $23.1bn in Europe last year. Elsewhere in AI-powered workplace productivity, Sana Labs has built a learning platform that collates the information of an organisation and makes it internally searchable, and also automates onboarding processes like enrolling new starters onto training courses. The Stockholm-based company was one of Europe’s best-funded generative AI startups with $54.6m raised to date. Though the speech transcription game has been largely dominated by platforms like Otter.ai, more startups have moved into the space alongside Supernormal — like Finland-based Speechly, which supports AI-powered transcription, helps companies build voice-enabled apps and offers voice chat moderation to flag problematic behaviour. Sadia Nowshin is editorial assistant at Sifted. She tweets from @sadianowshin_ Related Articles Innovafeed becomes world’s biggest bug business with fresh $260m raise By Éanna Kelly Click here to read more Deal-negotiating AI gets backing from ex-Skype founders By Maija Palmer Click here to read more 2022 will be the “year of deeptech” say investors By Maija Palmer Click here to read more Members of exclusive ‘ICE’ tech network rush to Jennifer Arcuri’s defence By Sam Shead Click here to read more Most Read 1 \Healthtech Is Daniel Ek’s new body scanner worth the hype? Sifted tried it out 2 \Venture Capital VC diversity needs to change — and white men need to take responsibility 3 \Venture Capital New €3.75bn European Investment Fund pot to back late-stage VCs 4 \Sustainability Counteract closes £15m fund for carbon removal solutions 5 \Mobility Was the $5bn that VCs plugged into escooters worth it?