AI startup roundup: Decision intelligence, open source NLP and B2B fintechs

Also: Photonic chips, robotic operating systems, workplace computer vision

Ben Wodecki, Jr. Editor

May 16, 2022

4 Min Read

Also: Photonic chips, robotic operating systems, workplace computer vision

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Startup: Pyramid Analytics is a decision intelligence provider that works with brands in the health care, e-commerce and SaaS industries, among others.

Latest funding: $120 million, series E

Lead investor:  H.I.G. Growth Partners

Other investors: Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings, Kingfisher Capital, General Oriental Investments, JVP, Maor Investments, Sequoia Capital, Viola Growth.

Funding plans: The company wants to use the funds to finance international expansion, further enhance its products and both reward and retain talent covering customer success, marketing, sales and software engineering


Startup: Hugging Face is a New York-based provider of open source NLP technologies.

Latest funding: $100 million, series C

Lead investor: Lux Capital

Other investors: Sequoia, Coatue, Addition, Betaworks, AIX Ventures, Cygni Capital

Funding plans: With its newly raised funds, Hugging Face plans to “double down” on research, open source products and responsible democratization of AI.


Startup: Tifin developed an AI-powered wealth management platform designed to match investors with personalized investments.

Latest funding: $109 million, series D

Investors: Franklin Resources, Hamilton Lane, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Morningstar,

Funding plans: The additional capital will support Tifin’s growth. The startup is also looking to expand outside the U.S.


Startup: Evisort is a no-code contract intelligence platform that looks through legal contracts for key clauses and metadata.

Latest funding: $100 million, series C

Lead investor:  TCV

Other investors: Breyer Capital, General Atlantic, M12 (Microsoft’s venture capital fund), Amity Ventures and Vertex Ventures.

Funding plans: The company will the funds to expand its AI capabilities, enhance customer experience, and accelerate global growth.


Startup: Paymob is an Egyptian B2B merchant financial services platform.

Latest funding: $50 million, series B

Lead investors: PayPal Ventures, Kora Capital, Clay Point

Other investors: Helios Digital Ventures, British International Investment, Nclude, A15, FMO, Global Ventures

Funding plans: The cash will be used to expand the company’s product range and build out its ad expansion plans into new markets across the Middle East and Africa.


Startup: Keelvar is a Cork, Ireland-based procurement technology company working in the supply chain space

Latest funding: $24 million, series B

Lead investor: 83 North

Other investors: Elephant, Mosaic, Paua, Celonis co-founder Bastian Nomichacher

Funding plans: After tripling its team earlier this year, the startup is eyeing a U.S. expansion.


Startup: Voxel is a San Francisco-based startup integrating computer vision into workplace security cameras to identify hazards and operational inefficiencies.

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Latest funding: $15 million, series A

Lead investor: Eclipse Ventures

Other investors: MTech, World Innovation Labs

Funding plans: After growing its team from eight to 30 in just five months, Voxel plans to use the funds to continue its growth


Startup: Salience Labs, spun out of the University of Oxford and the University of Münster, the Oxford-based startup wants to build ultra-high-speed, multi-chip processors.

Latest funding: $11.5 million, seed funding

Lead investor: Cambridge Innovation Capital, Oxford Science Enterprise

Other investors: Oxford Investment Consultants, former CEO of Dialog Semiconductor Jalal Bagherli, Silicon Catalyst, the Goh Family Office from Singapore and Arm-backed Deeptech Labs


Startup: Cogniteam is an Israeli robotics development company that developed NIMBUS, a robotics platform that effectively acts as an operating system for autonomous robots.

Latest funding: $5.6 million, series A

Investors: Seabarn Management, Panthera

Funding plans: Cogniteam will use the funds for product development, sales and support.


Startup: Bitfount developed a federated privacy-preserving platform for AI and data collaboration that trains ML models on decentralized data.

Latest funding: $5 million, seed funding

Investors: Ahren, Speedinvest

Funding plans: Bitfount will continue to undergo product development as well as expand its engineering and design teams


Startup: Lightly is a data curation company for ML wanting to help companies build better models through better data.

Latest funding: $3 million, seed funding

Investors: Wingman Ventures

Funding plans: The Swiss startup is planning to expand to Silicon Valley, as well as increase its headcount.

About the Author(s)

Ben Wodecki

Jr. Editor

Ben Wodecki is the Jr. Editor of AI Business, covering a wide range of AI content. Ben joined the team in March 2021 as assistant editor and was promoted to Jr. Editor. He has written for The New Statesman, Intellectual Property Magazine, and The Telegraph India, among others. He holds an MSc in Digital Journalism from Middlesex University.

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