Vianai Systems raises $140M in a Series B round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2

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SoftBank Vision Fund 2 led a $140 million Series B financing round for Vianai Systems, an AI firm. Many industry leaders took part in this round, according to the Palo Alto-based firm. Dr. Fei-Fei Li has joined the advisory board of Vianai. Human judgment is improved through Vianai’s human-centered AI technique.

Vianai Systems, an AI startup, has announced that it has raised $140 million in a Series B funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2. The Palo Alto-headquartered startup said that many industry stalwarts participated in this round. The new round takes the total to at least $190 million.   

The two-year-old startup was started by Vishal Sikka, former CEO of Infosys, one of India’s leading IT companies. 

We have been working hard to build a better AI platform, one that puts human judgment at the center of systems that bring vast AI capabilities to amplify human potential.”

Vishal Sikka, founder and CEO of Vianai Systems

Vianai’s human-centered AI methodology enhances human judgment, allowing domain experts to use AI to provide significant commercial value. Vianai has already helped several world-class companies achieve excellent business outcomes.

Dr. Fei-Fei Li has joined Vianai’s advisory board. He is the co-director of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI.

I am pleased to join Vianai as an advisor, as Vishal and his teamwork to make human-centered AI a reality for businesses. I believe that AI is made by humans, intended to behave by humans, and, ultimately, to impact human lives and human society. Its success depends on how humans and AI work together.

Dr. Fei-Fei Li

With the AI revolution underway, we believe Vianai’s human-centered AI platform and products provide global enterprises with operational and customer intelligence to make better business decisions. We are pleased to partner with Dr. Sikka and the Vianai team to support their ambition to fulfill AI’s promise to drive fundamental digital transformations.

Deep Nishar, senior managing partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers

I am grateful for the trust and the confidence that our customers and our investors have put in us as we help enterprises achieve great, purposeful transformations with human-centered AI.

Vishal Sikka, ounder and CEO of Vianai Systems
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