GoButler raises $8M to get you anything you want by sending a text

GoButler is launching its text-based personal assistant out of beta today, and is announcing an $8 million series A.

GoButler is “like an Amazon for the on-demand world,” said CEO Navid Hadzaad. The free service utilizes existing on-demand apps and ecommerce sites like Uber, Seamless, and Expedia so you can get you whatever you want just by sending a text to one of GoButler’s personal assistants (called “heroes”).

Heroes can help clients book a flight or hotel, get concert tickets, order food for delivery, make dinner reservations, and shop. Users can also ask their personal assistant for information about traffic and weather, or for a good joke.