Octane AI

Power your sales with the #1 platform for Messenger & SMS Marketing
Octane AI is the leading conversational marketing automation platform for ecommerce. We use messaging channels like Facebook Messenger and SMS to improve the shopping experience for Shopify merchants and their customers. We work closely with Shopify, Klaviyo, Yotpo, and other top tech platforms in the ecommerce space. We are pioneering the future of ecommerce through conversational commerce. We are an all-remote company and venture backed, some of our investors include General Catalyst, Boost VC, and M Ventures.
Why Work With Us
Our Mission Is to Improve the Shopping Experience for Merchants and Their Customers
At Octane AI, we build technology every merchant and business can use to improve the customer experience and increase their sales and revenue. We believe that conversational commerce and personalized communication between merchants and their customers improves the shopping experience.
Our Values
We are dedicated to our customers and to fostering a positive, creative work environment.
  • Create a shopping experience customers love
  • Accomplish something every day
  • Altruism is a competitive advantage
  • Empathy makes for better products and teammates
  • Win as a team
  • Be self-aware and constantly improve
Founding Team

Matt Schlicht

CEO & Co-Founder
Matt is an idea engine, community builder, and our fearless leader. He created Chatbots Magazine, the bot industry's leading trade publication. He was the first head of product at Ustream, is an alum of the Y Combinator startup accelerator, and was an advisor to Socialcam (acquired by Autodesk). He has been named to the Forbes 30 under 30 twice.

Ben Parr

Co-founder and President
Ben Parr is President and Co-Founder of Octane AI, the #1 conversational sales assistant for ecommerce brands. Octane AI powers sales, marketing, automation, and support over messaging channels like Facebook Messenger for over 1,000+ brands, including GoPro, Royal Caribbean, Summersalt, CoverFX, Maroon 5, and Jason Derulo. Parr is the author of the best-selling book "Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention", named the top marketing book of 2015 by Strategy+Business Magazine. He sits on the board of directors of Samasource, whose mission is to reduce global poverty through impact sourcing and outsourcing digital work.

Leif K-Brooks

CTO & Co-Founder
Leif K-Brooks is one of the world's leading experts and scaling and building chat technologies and has been building chat platforms for the last decade. He is the founder and creator of Omegle, one of the largest chat platforms in the world. More than a million people use Omegle daily and his technology has powered over 2 billion conversations. He is a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30.