Clara 2.0

AI-powered meeting scheduler, now more accurate than a human

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Michael Akilian
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@akilian · CTO, Clara Labs
We're excited to be back on Product Hunt with Clara 2.0. -Clara is now more accurate than a human, read more here: http://bit.ly/2lJVSDt. -Clara now has a visual dashboard to see real-time scheduling status and manage meeting preferences. -Clara has new entry pricing starting at $99/month. -Clara now offers a free two week trial, you can start one at https://claralabs.com. Lastly, for today only, we're offering 20% off Clara the first 3 months for all PHers in honor of Valentine's Day. Once you sign up for a two week free trial just send an email to support@claralabs.com with subject line Product Hunt Valentines to redeem this offer. Happy hunting, and excited to dive into deeper discussion in the comments!
Tom Bielecki@tombielecki · Cofounder, PrintToPeer
@akilian @claralabs who is your target customer that's willing to pay $99/mo+?
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I would be more inclined to pay 99 bucks a year for unlimited meetings rather than 99 bucks a month for 20 meetings.
Christina @christinahahaha · platejoy, ceo
@tombielecki @akilian @claralabs Probably anyone who can't afford paying thousands of dollars/month for a personal assistant.
Raphael Ouzan@raphaelouzan · Founder, BillGuard
Oustanding product. Switched to Clara after my experience with x.ai which caused some of my contacts to get mad for calls scheduled at 2 am and other mishaps. Probably due to the human/AI hybrid (vs full AI of x.ai), Clara never seems to fail, always responsive and handles people's schedules like I could never do!
Rodrigo Hillion@rohillion · Web Developer
@christinahahaha @tombielecki @akilian @claralabs this is not really the point since by paying thousands of dollars for a personal assistant you'll get more than just meetings. I don't think Clara will be able to make you a coffee or open the door when some customers are arriving. I will definitely pay $99 a year for a just-meetings assistant.
maran nelson
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@marannelson · CEO, Clara Labs
@tombielecki @akilian @claralabs Hey Tom! Thanks for taking the time to ask. Today we primarily support founders and team members at SMBs. They spend hours a week scheduling meetings, as you likely do. Their alternatives to Clara are either A. doing this work themselves or B. finding and training a person to do it for them. Both of these solutions cause a lot of heartache. Clara is zero heartache, all seamless support.
Kyle Dumovic@kdumovic · UX Designer at Stella.ai
@akilian @claralabs Can you please explain *how* Clara is more accurate than a human? More accurate at what? And how are you defining accuracy? The closest I could find skimming through the article you linked was the following: "Because Clara combines software with human intelligence, Clara performs with a significantly lower error rate and higher speed/availability than you could achieve on your own, or with the help of a human admin." Which is super vague. "Makes fewer mistakes than a human" seems to be more what you're after?
maran nelson
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@marannelson · CEO, Clara Labs
@kdumovic @akilian @claralabs Google defines accuracy as "the degree to which the result of a measurement, calculation, or specification conforms to the correct value or a standard." More colloquially you could say "Clara just works - we do what we say we'll do". Saying we make fewer mistakes than a human is true! That said, we're trying to capture something broader, here. Clara won't forget to follow up, or take til tomorrow to respond to something, or ask a redundant question. This is in addition to what you may think of at the surface as "making fewer mistakes". It's all very intangible, forgive me. Any recommendations welcome at maran@claralabs.com!
maran nelson
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@marannelson · CEO, Clara Labs
@kdumovic @akilian @claralabs Also see Clara's Promise here: https://blog.claralabs.com/clara...
Csaba Kissi@csaba_kissi · Developer & maker of Hunter Analysis
@shakurgreen Thats my opinion. It's a bit expensive.
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@csaba_kissi It has potential to be something very useful. I just hope they're able to be find a better pricing model than what they have now. @marannelson I think the best option is to charge $99 for a yearly subscription for unlimited meetings or go the enterprise route. I do have a couple more suggestions on pricing, but I don't want to overstep.
Ray Gillenwater@raygwater
@christinahahaha my CA based part-time PA is around $15/hr - she would have to spend ca. 7 hours on meeting coordination per month for this to be ROI positive for me. Really cool concept but too pricey IMO (assuming I'm the target market). If this were during my corporate days prior to having a PA perhaps I'd expense it. Interesting nonetheless and wishing this crew the best!
Christina Bognet@cbognet · Founder, PlateJoy
@raygwater @christinahahaha That's only 20 min/week-day. I definitely spend that long coordinating meetings every day, not to mention switching costs, etc.
Martin Saint-Macary@saintmac · co-founder @vytein
@marannelson @tombielecki @akilian @claralabs To be fair, a third alternative is to use a scheduling app like Vyte (disclaimer I'm a founder) or Calendly. 90% of the time saved for 0-10% of the price. But I believe we have different price points for different customers. :-)
jonathan@pomajp · founder/ceo, rocketcode.io
@rohillion @christinahahaha @tombielecki @akilian @claralabs i pay for the $199/mo package and it's SO UNBELIEVABLY WORTH IT. My advice: take the two-week trial, start cc'ing Clara on everything, and watch how magical she/it (they?) is. She sets meetings, fixes scheduling conflicts, sends follow ups on my behalf. It literally saves me HOURS a week, serves my clients better than I could myself, and provides massive peace of mind. It's well worth $200/mo...and now that I'm hooked, i'd probably pay twice that. In life generally, you can have your money or your time...and you trade one for the other either consciously or subconsciously. Paying $199 for the time this saves me and the peace of mind it provides is the best decision I've made in the last 12 months.
Scooter Taylor@scootertaylor · Looklive
I must say, the video was impressive! It's like...magic! Kudos to y'all!
Antonio Bustamante@antonio_bustamante · Designer, Engineer at Kite
This is awesome. I actually don't think the price is that crazy. The price matches the market target of the product: people heavy on meetings without the access to capital to hire a full-time PA or contract one. I just have a few small suggestions about the website and the marketing materials. The call to action in the homepage, where you ask for users' work email address, is very clear and spot on, but the pricing page lacks that. When I go to the pricing page, I can see the tiers, but there's no clear call to action. I can't directly purchase one of the plans, which probably means you're missing out on users who don't need a trial, they just want to purchase it straight away. For your market target, this is probably a reasonable chunk of users. But let's say you do want users to go through the trial first; in the pricing page there's no Start Trial button, just a "Already on a trial? Sign in to subscribe" that is hard to see and is a bit cryptic. I think some people have mentioned a video, but I can't find it. Looking forward to try it out!
@antonio_bustamante I also have a problem with that price point. if you're that heavy on meetings, you should be able to afford an assistant...
Christina @christinahahaha · platejoy, ceo
Just signed up for the free trial - whoo!!!
Naomi Assaraf@nassaraf · CMO, Technophile, pancake lover.
I think I know exactly how to use this. @marannelson & @akilian: Do you have packages for orgs so that my entire company can use the service?
Michael Akilian
Maker
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@akilian · CTO, Clara Labs
@nassaraf @marannelson Definitely, feel free to reach out to discuss (michael@claralabs.com) once you sign up for a two week trial!
Naomi Assaraf@nassaraf · CMO, Technophile, pancake lover.
@akilian @marannelson @claralabs I did :)