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Swiss startup Viso snaps $9.2M to help businesses build and deploy AI vision apps

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Swiss-based Viso, a no-code computer vision platform for building, deploying and operating AI vision applications, has snapped $9.2 million in seed funding. The investment round led by Accel.

Angel investors and notable industry experts, including Mehdi Ghissassi (DeepMind), Mihai Faur (UiPath), Remy Lazarovici (Celonis), James Isilay (Cognism) and Stef van Grieken (Cradle), also participated in the round.

Viso will use the investment to further accelerate hiring and improve the platform’s capabilities.

All-in-one enterprise computer vision platform

Building and deploying vision-based enterprise applications is complex and expensive. However, the range of use cases for computer vision is vast. While the technology has been around for a number of years, implementation challenges have held back advances.

Founded in Switzerland by Gaudenz Boesch and Nico Klingler in 2018, Viso’s solution allows businesses to unify tools, models and data across the computer vision application lifecycle in one easy-to-use no-code interface, without the need for significant technical expertise.

The platform allows organisations to use any common camera, re-use existing cameras, and supports the latest ML frameworks and computing hardware, making it possible for enterprises to deeply integrate existing systems across the organisation. The modular and flexible architecture of Viso’s platform is highly customisable, enabling businesses to build applications according to their own unique needs.

The self-serve platform lets businesses train their own employees and build up their own internal capabilities.

The platform serves customers, including PwC, A2A, DPD alongside several other Fortune 500 and State-Owned Enterprises.

Gaudenz Boesch, co-CEO and co-Founder, said: “When we founded Viso in 2018, our core mission was to make disruptive technologies like computer vision widely accessible to all companies, not just those with the resources and expertise to fully utilise it. Since then, the demand for computer vision-based applications has exploded in nearly every industry. However, due to the high cost, complexity and scarcity of technical expertise, many companies still aren’t able to benefit from vision-based applications at scale.”

Andrei Brasoveanu, Partner at Accel, said: “As computer vision continues to penetrate multiple industries, from transport and agriculture through to health, Viso has built a horizontal platform to finally give businesses access to computer vision capabilities at scale. We’re extremely impressed by the early traction Viso has achieved so far and look forward to supporting Nico and Gaudenz on the journey ahead.”

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