Millions of Conversations
Hundreds of Bots
Thousands of Hours Saved
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It all started at a burger joint.
Back in the 80s, Chuck Elias and Bob Caldwell met as teenagers while working at the legendary Alaska Stand on the Ocean City boardwalk in Maryland.
Jerry Givarz, the ‘boss’, had a knack for demonstrating simple truths about business—paying attention to process and detail, working under pressure, and selling great products that people come back year after year to purchase.
Bob went on to build and sell multiple businesses, including the world’s leading merchant risk company, G2Web Services, and is lead investor in ConnexionPoint, one of the largest healthcare companies in Utah.
Chuck went on to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard, graduate from the Harvard Business School, and led multi-billion-dollar businesses for The Home Depot, SuperValu, and other companies.
More than a decade later, their paths crossed again. They had both moved to Utah to work for tech startups and literally ran into each other at a festival. They reconnected and stayed in touch as each went in different business directions.
It was in 2016 that a mutual friend introduced Chuck and Bob to the world of chatbots.
“If I use text to communicate with my friends and family, why can’t I do that with a business?” Chuck wondered.
“And, since 90 percent of customer service interactions are repetitive, why can’t we use smart automation to respond automatically?”
This led to the creation of 42Chat, using A.I. Chatbots to transform how companies extend their brands and deliver meaningful engagement for customers, prospects, employees, and partners—using the most instant, responsive, personal, and ‘always on’ communication channel—text.
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Slash’s rough-and-tumble edge reflects the high-octane ethos of the PLL, an emerging Lacrosse league that tours the country.
Normally a yeti is a creature to fear, but Felix’s friendly, warm, and helpful demeanor brought smiles to attendees of Utah’s Silicon Slopes Tech Summit.
With her sparkling optimism and friendliness, Tonya quickly became one of the team at Pelotonia. Now cyclists talk all the time about “talking to Tonya.” She’s even featured on their merch—which is an integral part of their fundraising efforts for cancer research!
This lil’ guy melted hearts at the Western Veterinary Conference. Rover’s a friendly, perky pup, who’s always eager to fetch you the answers you need.
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Director, Office of University Events NYU
Vice President, Operations Premier Lacrosse League
Pelotonia Ride Community Coordinator
Director of Marketing and Events at Silicon Slo[pes
Director of Marketing & Technology