DataRobot lands 300M and acquires Seattle machine learning startup Algorithmia

Diego Oppenheimer of Algorithmia

Seattle startup Algorithmia has been acquired by DataRobot, a Boston-based startup and chief within the machine studying operations sector.

Based in 2013, Algorithmia builds instruments to assist corporations incorporate machine studying into their operations to extend productiveness and effectivity in addition to create new applied sciences. Greater than 130,000 folks have used Algorithmia’s platform, together with these at corporations comparable to Merck, Ernst & Younger, and Deloitte.

DataRobot is analogous, automating the constructing and deployment of machine studying fashions for big enterprises.

“It was the proper match for Algorithmia with alignment on imaginative and prescient and mission to ship AI/ML to each enterprise on earth,” Algorithmia CEO Diego Oppenheimer instructed GeekWire.

Oppenheimer will stay at DataRobot following the acquisition. He co-founded Algorithmia with Kenny Daniel, the corporate’s CTO. Algorithmia initially constructed a market for machine-learning algorithms that corporations may discover and insert into their functions, however later shifted to serving to corporations implement these algorithms into their software-development course of, which is tough for startups and enterprises new to machine studying.

Oppenheimer was beforehand at Microsoft for greater than 5 years, the place he helped design, handle and ship a few of the firm’s knowledge merchandise together with Excel, Energy Pivot, SQL Server and Energy BI. He was a finalist for Startup CEO of the Yr on the GeekWire Awards final 12 months.

Algorithmia had raised 37.9 million so far, together with a 25 million Collection B spherical in 2019. Buyers embody Norwest Enterprise Companions, Madrona Enterprise Group, Gradient Ventures, Work-Bench, Osage College Companions, and Rakuten Capital. Algorithmia has 58 staff and was ranked No. 90 on the GeekWire 200 index of high Pacific Northwest startups.

DataRobot additionally introduced a 300 million Collection G funding spherical at a 6.three billion valuation alongside its acquisition of Algorithmia. The corporate launched in 2012 and is without doubt one of the most-funded privately held AI startups. It has acquired different corporations together with Nexosis, Paxata, Cursor, ParallelM, and Nutonian.

Algorithmia’s folks and expertise considerably improve our mission to quickly transfer from experimental to utilized AI by serving to clients convey each mannequin into manufacturing with fast time to worth,” DataRobot CEO Dan Wright mentioned in a press release.