ChatGPT for developer-facing products

kapa.ai makes it easy for developer-facing companies to build AI support and onboarding bots for their users. Teams at +50 leading developer-facing companeis incl. OpenAI, Mixpanel, Mapbox, Airbyte and NextJS use kapa to level up their developer experience and reduce support. We enable companies to use their existing technical knowledge sources incl. docs, tutorials, chat logs, and GitHub issues to generate AI bots that answers developer questions automatically. More than 300.000 developers have access to kapa.ai via website widgets, Slack/Discord bots, API integrations, or via Zendesk.

Jobs at kapa.ai

GB / DE / FR / NO / DK / SE / FI / PT / ES / BE / NL / IT / CH / AT / CZ / PL / EE / LV / LT / SK / HU / SI / HR / RU / UA / Remote (GB; DE; FR; NO; DK; SE; FI; PT; ES; BE; NL; IT; CH; AT; CZ; PL; EE; LV; LT; SK; HU; SI; HR; RU; UA)
$100K - $150K
0.50% - 1.00%
3+ years
Team Size:4
Group Partner:Diana Hu

Active Founders

Emil Soerensen

Emil is the co-founder and CEO of kapa.ai (S23). Previously worked as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. Holds an MSc in Computer Science from Imperial College London and an MSc in Finance from London School of Economics (both with Finn!). 👋

Emil Soerensen
Emil Soerensen

Finn Bauer

Finn is the co-founder and CTO of kapa.ai (S23). Previously worked as a software engineer at Bloomberg. Holds an MSc in Computer Science from Imperial College London and an MSc in Finance from the London School of Economics (both with Emil!).

Finn Bauer
Finn Bauer

Company Launches

TL;DR: We make it easy for developer-facing companies to build AI support bots for their community. Teams at OpenAI, Airbyte and NextJS use kapa.ai to help onboard new users and reduce support.

We’re Finn and Emil, the co-founders of kapa.ai. 👋

The challenge: Software has a discovery problem

  • For users: Have you ever struggled to find what you were looking for on a docs site? We have. And so have the 30 million other developers in the world.
  • For maintainers: Have you ever been pulled out of your work to respond to a customer question that could have been answered by your docs? We have. And so have engineers at the +15,000 developer-facing companies in the world.

The idea to build kapa.ai initially came from a friend that runs a developer-facing company complain about the amount of “read the f’ing manual” questions they get and how much of their engineers’ time that costs.

How we’re solving it: “ChatGPT” for your docs

We’ve built a full retrieval augmented generation stack that enables developer-facing companies to ingest any technical sources into an LLM and expose it to their community where they have questions.

The bread and butter of what we’ve been building is a super scalable and state-of-the-art crawling infrastructure to ensure high quality data is kept up to date and compatible with LLMs.

Here are a few examples of how companies are deploying kapa.ai:

  • Langchain: Discord bot in community of 30k devs
  • Anyscale: Docs widget on website of project with +25k stars
  • Netlify: Custom built docs widget on top of our API available to their +1 million users

In addition to reducing support, we’re also helping companies identify gaps in their documentation and products by analyzing the answers of their kapa.ai bot.

Who’s building: Emil and Finn 👋

We met +6 years ago in London and ended up doing two master’s degrees together: (1) Finance at London School of Economics, and (2) Computer Science at Imperial College London.

While building kapa.ai, Finn (CTO) leans towards doing most of the engineering, bringing his experience from building low-latency trading systems at Bloomberg, although he also did sales at Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan. Emil (CEO) handles most of the business, bringing his experience as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, but also ships, which he learnt while building applied AI systems at startups.

The ask: Want to reduce developer support?

We’d love to help your company deploy a kapa.ai bot (takes less than 24hrs!). And we’re always looking to connect with folks at developer-facing companies if you’d be up for making an intro.

Reach us at founders@kapa.ai or sign up for access here and mention “YC Launch” Thank you so much.