Seattle-based , which describes itself as a “smart” data curation platform, today announced that it raised $50.5 million in equity financing. CEO and founder Daniela Braga says the proceeds will be used to expand the company’s existing solutions, launch subscription-based offerings, and grow DefinedCrowd’s international reach.
AI algorithms typically require high-quality labeled data to train, which is why crafting corpora can take nearly as long as — and oftentimes longer than — than developing the models that ingest them. It’s a problem DefinedCrowd aims to solve with a bespoke model-training service for customers in customer service, automotive, retail, health care, and other enterprise segments.
Braga, who holds a Ph.D. in speech technology, is familiar with the ins and outs of data set curation. Prior to