Founded in 2003, Clarifai is a leading developer platform that enables businesses to build, scale and deploy AI-based applications. With its vision to give developers access to 50 million developers worldwide, it has the potential to help businesses harness the power of data to drive their businesses forward. The company has recently added Andrew Schoen to its board of directors, marking a key development in its efforts to make its platform scale as it develops new developer, data scientist and business operator models.
Platform scales up development of developer, data scientist and business operator models
Clarifai, a leading AI platform for unstructured data, just closed a $60 million Series C funding round. The money will be used to expand the company’s engineering and sales teams. This is a significant milestone for the company as the current funding round is the largest to date.
The company is led by a slew of seasoned veterans, including CEO Rohan Agrawal, who was a founding member of the Google search team, and VP of Engineering Andrew Schoen, who has worked at both Microsoft and IBM. Other members of the team include CTO Pieter de Leenheer, VP of Product Alex Dawson, and Director of Marketing Sercan Esen.
The company has also been credited with a few technological firsts, including the first and only operating system for operations teams, and the first cloud-based robotic automation platform. It also boasts an impressive list of customers, including Salesforce, Hopper, and TripActions.
While no company can claim to have the world’s largest database, Clarifai does have the largest library of labeled data sets, spanning over 40 million rows. Using the data set, the company’s proprietary algorithms can perform a range of tasks from text extraction to computer vision. As such, the company’s applications range from employee monitoring to identity verification.
Andrew Schoen joins the board of directors
NEA has tapped Andrew Schoen for a position as a venture capital associate and member of its Asia investing team. Andrew is a member of the company’s tech investing department and a seasoned veteran of the firm’s savvier side. Not content with his role at NEA, Schoen has also been involved in several other firms. The list of companies he has worked for include ByteDance, Xsky, Pocket, and Pentaho. Before joining NEA, he was an operations associate at wine eCommerce startup Lot 18. His most recent job entailed a stint in Blackstone’s M&A division. With a background in big data, cybersecurity, and the latest in mobile, mobile apps, and cloud computing, he was a natural fit for NEA’s Silicon Valley based office.
While at NEA, Schoen has been on the prowl for the best deals in the enterprise. In addition to his role as an investment banking and equity analyst, he is an active member of the firm’s venture capital and investment arm. He has participated in more than two dozen companies and led the diligence on more than 20. Among his most notable investments are the mobile payments and e-commerce company Pocket, the on-demand movie viewing app Flicstart, and the consumer technology juggernaut ZeroFOX.
Vision to ensure AI-based access to 50 million developers worldwide
Clarifai is a company that focuses on the AI-as-a-service platform. It allows developers to create AI models for computer vision, natural language processing, and more. With a wide range of capabilities, the company helps to solve real-world problems in business and entertainment industries.
The company has offices in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Tallinn, Estonia. Clarifai will use the funds for engineering, sales, and marketing.
Clarifai has been developing a deep learning-based platform for almost ten years. It was named the leader of the New Wave of Computer Vision Platforms by Forrester Research.
The company is committed to the democratization of AI. With a mission to empower data scientists and engineers, Clarifai will continue to expand its global reach and develop new technologies.
With a technology stack that allows developers to leverage unstructured data and machine learning, Clarifai is helping to make this technology accessible to more people. In the future, the company will focus on expanding its customer base and recruiting more employees.
At present, the company serves more than 130,000 users worldwide. The company plans to double this number by next year.
Clarifai is a technology startup founded by Matt Zeiler and Dr. Matthew Zeiler, Ph.D. and has an experienced team. Clarifai is currently working to increase its revenue by doubling the size of its user base.