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Artificial Intelligence and Conversational Commerce Company RapportBoost.AI Named Finalist for Two Workplace Excellence Awards

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Innovative Los Angeles Based Tech Company Nominated for 2017 “Best Tech Workplace for Diversity” and CEO Nominated for “Best Tech Manager”

artificial intelligence and conversational commerceVenice, CA. September 5, 2017 – RapportBoost.AI, a Los Angeles based start-up that uses Artificial Intelligence to optimize live chat conversations between live chat agents and website visitors, has been named a finalist for two Timmy Awards.

Voting is open until Friday, September 8, 2017 and will account for half of the final determination of the winners.

RapportBoost.AI, a new but rapidly growing Artificial Intelligence company founded by two Los Angeles natives who both studied at Harvard and a few other other Ivy League schools, was selected as a finalist in two categories. CEO Tony Medrano is nominated for Los Angeles 2017 Best Tech Manager. The company is nominated for Los Angeles 2017 Best Tech Workplace for Diversity.

Representing the West Side of L.A. is Dr. Michael Housman, a graduate of Beverly Hills High School, Harvard College, and the Econometrics Ph.D. program at Wharton. Representing the East Side of L.A. is Tony Medrano, a graduate of the Hacienda-La Puente School District, Harvard College, Teacher’s College at Columbia University, and the MBA & JD programs at Stanford, paid for by the U.S. Military. Together, they have built a high performing, happy, gender-balanced team of winners from diverse backgrounds.

“We love working together and are honored to be among the finalists so early in RapportBoost.AI’s history,” says Tony Medrano, Co-artificial intelligence and conversational commerceFounder and CEO of RapportBoost.AI. “I couldn’t be more proud of the team’s ability to build complex solutions for artificial intelligence and conversational commerce. Dr. Mike is a genius. The whole team can execute.”

“We exist to make the ever-evolving world of live chat more personal, relevant and valuable,” adds Dr. Housman. “We are super pumped to scale.”

The Timmy Awards by Tech in Motion recognize the best places for tech professionals to work in Los Angeles. While many programs highlight brilliant individuals and their technological advancements, the Timmy Awards aim to acknowledge those companies that are driving the innovation, and the technologists and managers they employ. The event will take place on Thursday, September 28, at Upload LA. Details are available at

About RapportBoost.AI

RapportBoost.AI is an Artificial Intelligence and Conversational Commerce company that works with online brands to optimize live chat sales conversations for their agents. RapportBoost.AI’s clients can expect to see a significant lift in their web conversion rates, average order size, lifetime customer value, retention rate, and customer satisfaction scores. RapportBoost.AI’s platform can be configured to measure and improve any chat-related outcome important to an online brand. Learn more about how to optimize live chat sales for your brand from the team at RapportBoost.AI.


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Meredith Lackey is a content producer with expertise in computer networks and systems. She received her B.A. in Philosophy from Hampshire College, and her M.F.A in Moving Image from the University of Illinois Chicago. Her output spans long form writing, B2B and B2C content, and branded video content. Meredith has worked with Tony on creative projects and at Boopsie since 2014. She loves gritty travel experiences where she can learn about diverse people and new trends.

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