Clika is building a platform to make AI models run faster

Clika, a startup participating in the Battlefield 200 competition at TC Disrupt 2023, aims to build tech to "compress" existing AI models.

LastMile AI closes $10M seed round to ‘operationalize’ AI models

LastMile AI, a platform designed to help software engineers develop and integrate generative AI models into their apps, has raised $10 million in a seed funding round led by Gradient, Google’s AI-fo

Ladies and gentlemen: The dregs of the SPAC boom

 Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts. Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is ou

Weights & Biases, which counts OpenAI as a customer, lands $50M

One of the more prolific AI and machine learning development platforms, Weights & Biases has secured a new tranche of cash from ex-GitHub CEO Nat Friedman and former Y Combinator partner Daniel Gr

Deepset secures $30M to expand its LLM-focused MLOps offerings

Deepset, a platform for building enterprise apps powered by large language models akin to ChatGPT, today announced that it raised $30 million in a funding round led by Balderton Capital with participa

FedML raises $11.5M to combine MLOps tools with a decentralized AI compute network

Interest in AI among the enterprise continues to rise, with one recent survey finding that nearly two-thirds of companies plan to increase or maintain their spending on AI and machine learning into th

Striveworks snaps up first funding of $33M to build tools for machine learning operations

MLOps, or DevOps for those working with machine learning models, has seen a boom of interest in the last year, and that should come as no surprise: organizations want to bring more machine learning to

Qwak raises $12M for its MLOps platform

MLOps platform Qwak today announced that it has raised a $12 million Series A1 funding round from Bessemer Venture Partners. The startup, which offers a fully managed platform that combines machine le

McKinsey, eyeing the MLOps space, buys Tel Aviv–based Iguazio

The same day Microsoft invested billions in OpenAI, McKinsey snatched up enterprise-focused AI firm Iguazio for a relative steal. The consulting giant reportedly paid around $50 million for Iguazio, a

MLOps platform Galileo lands $18M to launch a free service

Galileo, a startup launching a platform for AI model development, today announced that it raised $18 million in a Series A round led by Battery Ventures with participation from The Factory, Walden Cat

Diveplane lands $25M to grow its MLOps platform

In 2017, three entrepreneurs — Chris Hazard, Mike Resnick and Mike Capps — came together to launch a platform for building AI and machine learning tools geared toward the enterprise. Hazar

Arize lands $38M to grow its MLOps platform for the enterprise

Arize AI, a startup developing a platform for machine learning operations, today announced that it raised $38 million in a Series B round led by TCV with participation from Battery Ventures and Founda

Tecton raises $100M, proving that the MLOps market is still hot

Machine learning can provide companies with a competitive advantage by using the data they’re collecting — for example, purchasing patterns — to generate predictions that power reven

Modular closes $30 million seed round to simplify the process of developing AI systems

AI has transformative potential. But if you ask the co-founders of Modular, a startup emerging from stealth today, the software used to develop it is “monolithic,” fractured into silos pil rebrands as Lightning AI, raises $40M to expand its AI dev tools

Lightning AI, the startup behind the open source PyTorch Lightning framework, today announced that it raised $40 million in a Series B round led by Coatue with participation from Index Ventures, Bain,

AI platform Continual raises $14.5M Series A and comes out of beta

Continual, a startup that focuses on simplifying operational AI on top of a modern data stack, today announced that it has raised a $14.5 million Series A funding round led by Innovation Endeavors. In

Gantry launches out of stealth to help data scientists keep AI models fresh

The demand for AI in the enterprise is insatiable, but the challenge lies in building the support infrastructure and its development and maintenance. A 2020 IDC survey found that a shortage of data to

Iterative launches MLEM, an open source tool to simplify ML model deployment

MLOps platform Iterative, which announced a $20 million Series A round almost exactly a year ago, today launched MLEM, an open source Git-based machine learning model management and deployment tool. T

Arrikto expands its MLOps platform with Kubeflow as a service

Arrikto’s mission is to enable data scientists to build and deploy their machine learning models faster. The company, which raised a $10 million Series A round in late 2020, is building its plat

Galileo emerges from stealth to streamline AI model development

As the use of AI becomes more common throughout the enterprise, the demand for products that make it easier to inspect, discover and fix critical AI errors is increasing. After all, AI is costly &#821
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