Last week we reported on a startup called Octane AI, which has launched chatbots for Aerosmith, Kiss and 50 Cent. Now one of its founders is under attack over the way he launched the company.  Matt Schlicht was also the founder of publication Chatbots Magazine, and a popular ‘Bots’ Facebook group for the community of early chatbot developers. The problem is that more than 100 of them shared their startup’s pitch decks with Schlicht, after he offered to introduce some of them to potential investors. Now those developers are wondering whether it was just a way to get their best ideas for the launch of Octane AI. “It’s frustrating because he was creating a competing product, and had all of our information for months, and we had no clue,” one of the developers told VentureBeat. Schlicht has now apologised. “I should have told everybody I was doing a company so they could make a decision about whether to share their presentation with me. I didn’t. I’m sorry. That was a huge mistake and I’m sorry.”

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