Your AI butler, like Jarvis.

Martin is a personal AI butler — like Jarvis from Iron Man. Speak with Martin in our app, text him, or email him. Martin can get to know you, see your calendar and inbox, and proactively find ways to help—he’ll ask how your day went, brief you on upcoming meetings, and send you news updates you care about.

Team Size:3
Location:Mountain View
Group Partner:Jared Friedman

Active Founders

Dawson Chen

Dawson studied CS and Econ at Yale. He also started a nonprofit to find employment for the homeless and worked on AI research projects at NASA and Stanford.

Dawson Chen
Dawson Chen

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TLDR: Martin is like Jarvis in an app. Through voice conversations, Martin builds a personal relationship with you. He can find information, brainstorm ideas, or just chat with you about your week! You can also ask Martin to send you notes or set reminders in any conversation.

Meeting Martin for the first time:

Martin as your friendly confidant:

Martin as your smart secretary:

Our Ask:

  • Download Martin on the App Store and leave us a good review/rating!
  • Let us know all your feedback at dawson@trymartin.com. :)
  • If you want Martin on Android, let us know here!


Dawson, Harsh, and Arjun studied Computer Science at Yale, MIT, and CMU respectively for 1 year before dropping out to build Martin.

The three of us have been hacking together since 6th grade. We’ve built countless apps, websites, and robots together. And, we all share a childhood dream of having our own Jarvis!

YC Sign Photo

YC Sign Photo

Hear from the founders

What is your long-term vision? If you truly succeed, what will be different about the world?

We believe the true potential of AI as a consumer user interface lies in doing things proactively. Eventually, Martin will reply to emails for you, schedule your appointments, and buy your groceries, all without you having to ask.