AI Startup Aims to Revolutionize Workplace Communication

Glue’s platform merges ChatGPT with collaboration apps like Slack

Ben Wodecki, Jr. Editor

May 20, 2024

2 Min Read
A communication app on a mobile phone and a desktop

An AI startup co-founded by serial tech investor David Sacks has launched having operated in stealth since 2021.

The startup, named Glue, has developed a platform that merges ChatGPT with collaboration apps like Slack.

Users can pick the underlying large language model for the platform to use and then invite colleagues to work on a project together. The platform connects to external sources allowing users to jointly work on projects alongside their “virtual team member.”

The startup says its platform is easier to manage than Slack’s because “users don’t need to join every channel to get the information they need.”

Instead, conversations or “Glues” can be shared with other users. Each Glue is topic-focused, similar to how ChatGPT stores user conversations.

Currently, Glue supports only OpenAI’s GPT-4 and Anthropic’s Claude 3 but the company says more models will be available in the future.

The Glue platform integrates with Github, Google Meet and Zoom and the company plans to extend support to Google Drive, Sentry and ClickUp.

Glue has not been fully released yet. There is a waitlist available for those interested.

Sacks co-founded Glue with Evan Owen, former head of engineering at Zinc, a workplace comms app acquired by ServiceMax in 2019. The pair previously worked together at Yammer, the workplace social media site acquired by Microsoft in 2013.

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“Even before the launch of large language models, there was a growing consensus that channels don't scale with growing teams,” said Owen. “With Glue, we’ve set threads free from the shackles of channels and created the most natural way for AI to work alongside us as a teammate. The result is focused, precise, and productive conversations.”

"Every time there’s a major paradigm shift, a new communication tool emerges. In the era of AI, Glue is that tool," said Sacks. “Glue is our answer to channel fatigue and the new home for AI at work.”

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About the Author(s)

Ben Wodecki

Jr. Editor

Ben Wodecki is the Jr. Editor of AI Business, covering a wide range of AI content. Ben joined the team in March 2021 as assistant editor and was promoted to Jr. Editor. He has written for The New Statesman, Intellectual Property Magazine, and The Telegraph India, among others. He holds an MSc in Digital Journalism from Middlesex University.

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