Building an AI Startup with MongoDB at

PublishedNovember 1, 2016

Intelligent personal assistants are increasingly popular, with applications that have become household names such as Apple’s Siri and Google’s Google Now. According to, the market for democratizing access to a Personal Assistant that can schedule meetings for free or for a monthly service charge is massive. In the U.S. alone, there are 87 million knowledge workers who spend nearly five hours per week scheduling meetings.

To address growing demand, launched two personal assistants, twins “Amy” and “Andrew.” Designed to interact and perceive needs like a personal assistant, these virtual assistants eliminate the tedious email ping-pong that accompanies arranging a meeting. Users simply copy their virtual assistant on email with up to four individuals they wish to schedule a meeting, then the assistant takes over and coordinates the schedules using natural language processing, providing an experience that is entirely seamless. The assistant identifies the best time and place for everyone and confirms the information into all parties’ calendars by sending out an invite.

MongoDB is the system of record for the entire platform.

The schema flexibility and DevOps simplicity of MongoDB make it the best database for launching and scaling startups. MongoDB was fundamental to our success early on, when we were changing the data model weekly, and remains so today, with our focus on continuous integration through weekly sprints. Without MongoDB, we would not be able to model such complex data for such a sophisticated solution so easily.”

Alex Poon, COO and Founder at