DefinedCrowd Welcomes Bob Parker and Terence Fitzpatrick at Crucial Time in Growth Trajectory

The Seattle-based company grows its global leadership team with a new Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Global Sales 

Seattle, Washington, USA, April 15th – DefinedCrowd, the one-stop-shop for high-quality Artificial Intelligence training data, today announced that Bob Parker and Terence Fitzpatrick, two industry-renowned leaders, have joined the company to head the Finance and Sales departments, respectively. 

Bob Parker joins DefinedCrowd from SentinelOne, where he helped the company through significant growth and expansion during his four years there, including raising multiple rounds of equity and debt. With 30 years of experience working in Silicon Valley for both large public companies and growing private ones, Parker joined DefinedCrowd to support the company’s fast growth. “I’m thrilled to join DefinedCrowd, one of the most exciting companies in the AI space. DefinedCrowd is at a key moment of growth, and it’s at the center of one of the fastest growing markets. The connection with the team was immediate, and I couldn’t be more excited to join the team,” Parker said. 

Terence Fitzpatrick brings three decades of experience in AI sales across Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and United States to DefinedCrowd. Previously the Chief Growth Officer at IPsoft where he led global sales, operations and development pipeline, Fitzpatrick joined DefinedCrowd to expand global sales and assist the company reach its ambitious growth goals. “As someone who has been responsible for managing global partnerships and senior level relationships in emerging technology companies, I’ve been extremely impressed by DefinedCrowd’s growth over the last five years. DefinedCrowd is clearly increasing market share by providing high-quality AI training data and I’m thrilled to join such an accomplished executive team,” said Fitzpatrick. 

Experiencing an 8550% growth in revenue from 2016 to 2019, DefinedCrowd is one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Parker and Fitzpatrick join at a pivotal time in the scale-up’s progression and look to support its aggressive growth goals in the upcoming years.  

Dr. Daniela Braga, founder and CEO of DefinedCrowd, said, “I’m delighted to welcome Bob and Terence to the team. As we become the GitHub of AI, we’re witnessing stellar growth. With their extensive industry experience and track records, it’s difficult to think of anyone better qualified to lead our Finance and Sales departments at this crucial time,” Dr. Braga said. 

About DefinedCrowd 

DefinedCrowd is a trusted AI data partner that provides a one-stop-shop for AI training data. The company offers a suite of products that include a marketplace with off-the-shelf datasets, crowd-as-a-service, and customized AI solutions for NLP, Speech, and Computer Vision technologies.  

Founded in 2015 by Dr. Daniela Braga, DefinedCrowd combines human knowledge and machine learning creating a natural interaction between people and machines towards a smarter future and has been serving Fortune 500 companies since day one.  

DefinedCrowd has offices in Seattle, USA, Lisbon and Porto, Portugal, and Tokyo, Japan, and has raised more than 60 Million dollars in investment. 

Contact:  

Catarina Peyroteo Salteiro 
Director of Global Communication & Brand     
[email protected]    

DefinedCrowd Addresses Data Quality Challenge as Global Pandemic Accelerates Demand for Bias-Free Artificial Intelligence, Boosts Access via NVIDIA NGC

The Seattle-based company is expanding its Data Marketplace, complemented by detailed metadata, broadening dataset access through the NVIDIA NGC catalog, and adding new subscription plans

Seattle, Washington, USA, March 30th 2021To address the rapid increase in the demand for high-quality, bias-aware AI training data, DefinedCrowd announced today the expansion of its online data marketplace, DefinedData, to third-party suppliers to sell or share AI datasets, as well as a collaboration with NVIDIA to provide dataset samples through the NVIDIA NGC catalog. In addition, the platform now provides AI engineers with unprecedented levels of training data transparency, and a range of subscription options, with special discounts for academia.

AI is Top of the Corporate Agenda

The global pandemic has pushed AI to the top of the corporate agenda. A study by IDC shows that, in 2020, the AI market was predicted to be worth $300 billion by 2024. As of February 2021, the market is expected to break the $500 billion mark in 2024. A McKinsey survey found that responses to the crisis sped the adoption of digital technologies by several years, with 61% of high-performance companies increasing their investment in AI. This acceleration in AI development has created a huge increase in the demand for high-quality datasets.

Avoiding AI Bias Through Data Transparency

As more AI systems are deployed, and at a faster rate, implications of underlying bias arise. To address this concern, DefinedData’s catalog now offers detailed information on the gender, age, accent, and phonetic distribution of datasets as well as meta-data on the recordings, and audio samples. Access the up-to-date catalog here.

Democratizing Data Access via NVIDIA NGC

As a key step in democratizing access to data, DefinedCrowd will provide dataset samples through the NVIDIA NGC catalog, a GPU-optimized hub for AI and HPC containers, pre-trained models and SDKs that simplifies and accelerates end-to-end workflows. Datasets can be used to train models using libraries within the NVIDIA Jarvis application framework; NVIDIA Transfer Learning Toolkit, which enables developers to build production-quality models faster with no coding required; as well as the NVIDIA NeMo platform, a Python toolkit for building, training, and fine-tuning unmatched GPU-accelerated conversational AI models. This collaboration allows researchers and developers to build high-quality, state-of-the-art conversational AI models.

“By working with DefinedCrowd, we’re providing NVIDIA Jarvis and NeMo users with sample datasets to build and accelerate their models, all within the NGC environment,” said Richard Kerris, head of developer relations at NVIDIA.

Affordable Dataset Subscriptions

DefinedCrowd is introducing DefinedData subscriptions, providing access to a constantly expanding and refined catalog of high-quality speech and NLP datasets.

“Companies constantly need to engage a long tail of data in order to grow in new sectors, and data scientists need the raw material in order to address these issues as data science becomes more democratic each day,” said Director of Machine Learning at DefinedCrowd, Dr. Christopher Shulby. “This offering will allow data scientists to keep their models relevant in a continually evolving world.”

To learn more about DefinedData’s subscriptions, follow this link. Academia will have access to special pricing options.

Welcoming Data Partners

DefinedCrowd is encouraging third parties to list and sell their datasets on DefinedData, in an effort to address the increasing demand for AI training data. To ensure world-class quality, all datasets will be subjected to a vetting process before being made available. Express your interest in becoming a vendor on DefinedData here.

“This is an exciting moment. I am proud to see DefinedCrowd becoming the GitHub of AI,” said Founder and CEO, Dr. Daniela Braga. “Transparent, traceable and bias-aware data is crucial to build ethical AI technologies.”

About DefinedCrowd

DefinedCrowd is a trusted AI data partner, offering an overarching infrastructure of solutions which all focus on providing our clients with a one-stop-shop for AI training data. The broad scope of products ranges from off-the-shelf data to customized AI solutions. With Expertise, Reliability, Trust, and Innovation at the core of the business, DefinedCrowd has been serving AI companies and Fortune 500 companies since day one. With offices in Seattle, Lisbon, Porto and Tokyo, DefinedCrowd combines human knowledge and machine learning creating a natural interaction between people and machines towards a smarter future.

Contact: 

Catarina Peyroteo Salteiro    
Director of Global Communication & Brand    
[email protected]    

DefinedCrowd Named as One of 2021 America’s Best Startup Employers by Forbes

Seattle, Washington, March 9 2021 – DefinedCrowd, the one stop-shop for Artificial Intelligence training data, is named one of the 2021 America’s Best Startup Employers by Forbes for the second year in a row. 

DefinedCrowd is featured in 69th place, among a total of 500 shortlisted companies. According to Forbes, America’s Best Startup Employers were selected based on an innovative methodology evaluating three key factors: employee satisfaction, employee reputation, and company growth. The final list recognizes the top 500 companies based on over 7 million data points.  

For DefinedCrowd’s VP of People, Teresa Nascimento, being named as one of America’s Best Employers is “humbling, and a confirmation that we’re heading towards the right direction, while growing at a fast pace.” During the last year, the People team at DefinedCrowd implemented several initiatives to tackle the challenges brought by COVID-19. “With the pandemic, we had to adjust several processes to ensure our employees were feeling fully supported in these new times of uncertainty.”, said Teresa Nascimento.  

With more than 300 employees across four different locations, DefinedCrowd has welcomed 120 new employees last year. “On a regular year, growing the employee base of a scale up is already challenging. With the additional challenges posed by the pandemic, it was imperative to adapt the processes and to make sure the distance and limitation of personal contact would not affect our teams” added Nascimento. 

“At DefinedCrowd, we foster a company culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we recognize our employees as our recipe for success. This results on a diverse team, with 39 nationalities currently being represented and 34% of which are women.”, concluded Nascimento.  

This is the second year in a row that DefinedCrowd is featured on Forbes’ Best Startup Employer. This is the most recent award, following the previous recognitions as the fastest-growing company in the US Pacific Northwest by Deloitte Fast 500, the 27th fastest private growing company in the US by 2020’s Inc. 5000 listVentureBeat Innovation Award for Startup Spotlight, among others. 

About DefinedCrowd 

DefinedCrowd is a trusted AI data partner, offering an overarching infrastructure of solutions which all focus on making AI smarter. The broad scope of products ranges from off-the-shelf data to customized AI solutions. With Expertise, Reliability, Trust and Innovation at the core of our business, DefinedCrowd has been serving AI companies and Fortune 500 companies since day one. With offices in Seattle, Lisbon, Porto and Tokyo, DefinedCrowd combines human knowledge and machine learning creating a natural interaction between people and machines towards a smarter future. 

Contact: 

Catarina Peyroteo Salteiro    
Director of Global Communication & Brand    
[email protected]    

DefinedCrowd Among the 25 Winners of the UNWTO Global Startup Competition

Seattle, Washington, February 22 2021 – DefinedCrowd, the fast-growing startup headquartered in Seattle, that provides training for Artificial Intelligence, is among the 25 winners of the UNWTO Global Startup Competition. 

This competition is an initiative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, which aims to distinguish startups with the most disruptive projects that contribute to accelerating the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and received more than 10,000 applications resulting in 25 winning startups from 18 different countries. 

DefinedCrowd stood out among the more than 10,000 startups in the competition, for its contribution to goal 9 regarding the advancement of industry, innovation and infrastructure. 

The value proposition presented by DefinedCrowd in this competition highlights its contribution to the democratization of AI, making this technology accessible to everyone and an essential asset for innovation in tourism worldwide. Through its crowdsourcing platform, Neevo.ai, which already has more than 500,000 members spanned across 80 countries, and with the combination of the most advanced machine learning techniques, DefinedCrowd contributes to: (1) minimize the impact of COVID -19 in the lives of families, providing them with the opportunity to earn an extra income through the paid micro tasks they can perform on this platform; (2) enhance the use of Artificial Intelligence worldwide and, specifically in tourism, through data collection that allows the improvement of speech recognition or text processing systems, as well as automatic and simultaneous translators, in all languages and dialects worldwide; (3) ensure that this technology is supported by bias-free training data, ensuring that our community is representative of the diversity and inclusion needed for that purpose. 

The finalists were, according to UNWTO news, evaluated for their potential contribution to each of the SDGs, their capacity for growth and product maturity, as well as by the team that is supporting it. From the 25 winners, 9 are American companies, 8 are European, 6 from Asia and the Pacific and 2 from Africa and the Middle East. The winning startups will now have the opportunity to integrate mentoring programs led by Amadeus, Google, IE University (Spain), FarCo, Mastercard and ClarkeModet, and participate in international events and initiatives organized by the World Tourism Organization benefiting from its networking and eventually participate in pilot projects with companies such as Amazon Web Services, BBVA, Telefonica, among others. 

The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals were created in 2015 and adopted by all United Nations state members as part of the Agenda 2030, with a 15-year action plan. This plan aims to mobilize society and nations to adopt a new lifestyle to end poverty and protect the planet (fighting climate change), thus contributing to improving the lives of all through sustainable development. 

About DefinedCrowd 

DefinedCrowd is a trusted AI data partner, offering an overarching infrastructure of solutions which all focus on making AI smarter. The broad scope of products ranges from off-the-shelf data to customized AI solutions. With Expertise, Reliability, Trust and Innovation at the core of our business, DefinedCrowd has been serving AI companies and Fortune 500 companies since day one. With offices in Seattle, Lisbon, Porto and Tokyo, DefinedCrowd combines human knowledge and machine learning creating a natural interaction between people and machines towards a smarter future. 

Contact: 

Catarina Peyroteo Salteiro    
Director of Global Communication & Brand    
[email protected]    

DefinedCrowd Launches DefinedData, an Online Marketplace of AI Datasets Available for On-Demand Purchase

High-quality data is now just a click away 

Seattle, Washington, July 7 2020 – DefinedCrowd, the leading data provider for Artificial Intelligence, today announced the launch of DefinedData, a new offering that enables customers to rapidly accelerate their AI-initiatives into the market by acquiring pre-collected, annotated, and validated AI training data from an online catalog.  

This product launch follows the recent closing of a US$50.5M Series B funding round and the addition of new investor, Balderton Capital. This funding round enables DefinedCrowd to continue its launch of new and innovative data solutions for the AI industry. 

“Machine learning teams building AI models have always faced one particularly pressing problem, and that is continuous access to highly accurate data. When technology focused companies want to launch their AI initiatives into the market quickly, they simply don’t have the time to collect and validate the data required to do so,” said Daniela Braga, founder and CEO of DefinedCrowd

According to Braga, DefinedData aims to solve this problem by providing time-strapped customers with high-quality, pre-collected datasets, already annotated and validated by a global crowd of over 300,000 contributors. Usually, creating such high-quality datasets would take a machine learning (ML) team anywhere from three to six months. However, DefinedData makes accessing high-quality data for AI much easier.  

Customers can simply browse pre-collected AI datasets in multiple languages, domains, and recording types and either request samples or request to purchase. Customers can also choose between a one-time purchase or annual subscription that provides access to all of the new datasets. By May 2021, the catalog is expected to grow to include over 25,000 hours of speech and natural language data.  

“As the appetite for high quality data continues to grow, the market for training data will become increasingly modularised. Training data repositories and marketplaces will be a key feature of the value chain, allowing teams to both monetise existing data sets as well as source new data time and cost effectively. We are incredibly excited to be joining Daniela and her team on their journey as they pave the way in this space,” said Laura Connell, Principal at Balderton Capital. 

DefinedData will maintain the commitment to quality for which DefinedCrowd has become known. To ensure the highest levels of accuracy and authenticity, multiple key performance indicators (KPIs) will be used including Word Error Rate, gender distribution levels, age distribution, ambient noise levels, nativeness (accuracy of native speakers), and domain accuracy.  

“Whether you’re building a prototype, or minimum viable product; testing internal models or benchmarking third-party cognitive services, our continually updated library of datasets will help you quickly achieve your AI goals,” concluded Braga.  

To learn more about DefinedData, visit the catalog here.  

About DefinedCrowd  

DefinedCrowd offers a platform with multiple data delivery options that leverages machine learning technology and human intelligence to deliver quality-guaranteed training data for AI systems. The platform offers self-service and fully customizable solutions that deliver high-quality project-specific training data, enabling AI products reach market quicker. Our value proposition is quality, privacy, speed and scale, covering more than 50 different languages. With strong expertise in speech and natural language processing technologies, we have been serving AI companies and Fortune 500 companies since day one. DefinedCrowd was founded in Seattle and has offices in Lisbon, Porto and Tokyo. 

DefinedCrowd Raises US$50.5M in Record-Breaking Series B Round

 Largest ever Series B round raised by a female-founded AI company in the US 

 Seattle, Washington – DefinedCrowd, a leading data provider for artificial intelligence, today announced it has raised an additional US$50.5M in a Series B funding round. It is the largest ever Series B round to be raised by a female-founded AI company in the US and will support DefinedCrowd’s vision to create seamless interaction between people and machines towards a smarter future. 

This Series B round includes participation from new investors Semapa Next and Hermes GPE, and existing investors Evolution Equity Partners, Kibo Ventures, Portugal Ventures, Bynd Venture Capital, EDP Ventures and IronFire Ventures. They all join a prestigious group of long-term investors, including Amazon Alexa Fund, Sony Innovation Fund and Mastercard, in supporting DefinedCrowd’s goal of becoming the world’s number one data provider. 

“With a strong focus on supporting promising startups with innovative technologies, Semapa Next is proud to invest in this Series B round. DefinedCrowd has quickly shown that they are able to solve AI’s most pressing problem – the need for continuous access to highly accurate data. This has positioned the company as industry leaders, and we are excited to be part of it,” said Semapa Next’s CEO, Ricardo Pires. 

“Evolution Equity Partners is proud to be part of this Series B round. DefinedCrowd’s innovative SaaS platform, industry-leading quality, and fast-delivery guarantees have cemented its global reputation as the trusted source for AI data. We are honored to be a part of this company’s exciting future,” said Dennis Smith, DefinedCrowd Board Member and Managing Partner and Founder at Evolution Equity Partners. 

With this investment, DefinedCrowd plans to expand its existing solutions, launch new innovative subscription-based offerings and expand their global reach. DefinedCrowd also plans to double the number of its employees and open more research and development offices around the world by the end of 2020. 

“Closing this Series B funding round is an incredible validation of what we have achieved in just four-and-a-half years,” said DefinedCrowd’s founder and CEO Daniela Braga, PhD. “Besides significantly increasing our client base of Fortune 500 companies, we’ve also grown our revenue within existing accounts, which proves our value proposition. Existing customers continue to demand more DefinedCrowd training data, while new clients are attracted by our growing reputation for high quality, fast delivery and data privacy. With this funding, we’ll be able to continue with our plan for triple-digit expansion in 2020, allowing us to serve our clients even better,” she said. 

The closing of the Series B follows an extremely successful year for DefinedCrowd, with revenues and workforce growing by 656% and 176% YoY, respectively. In the same year (2019), DefinedCrowd received its ISO 27001 certification, launched its Neevo app, was featured in the top 50 of Forbes’s Best Startup Employers, ranked in Forbes AI 50 Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies and was named by CB Insights as one of the top 100 AI companies. 

“The demand for AI-enabled products is increasing exponentially across almost every industry and geography. With our talent, resources, world-renowned clients and valued investors we are well on track to achieving our goal of becoming the world’s best data company for AI,” said Braga. 

*Source: Crunchbase, CB Insights and PitchBook 

About DefinedCrowd 

DefinedCrowd offers a platform with multiple data delivery options that leverages machine learning technology and human intelligence to deliver quality-guaranteed training data for AI systems. The platform offers self-service and fully customizable solutions that deliver high-quality project-specific training data, enabling AI products reach market quicker. It is this business model that has allowed DefinedCrowd to raise a total of $63.6M in funding over 4 rounds. Our value proposition is quality, privacy, speed and scale, covering more than 50 different languages. With strong expertise in speech and natural language processing technologies, we have been serving AI companies and Fortune 500 companies since day one. DefinedCrowd was founded in Seattle and has offices in Lisbon, Porto and Tokyo. 

DefinedCrowd Experiences a “Knock-Out” 2019 with Exponential Growth in Revenue, Clients and Employees

Seattle, Washington – DefinedCrowd, a leading data company for Artificial Intelligence, has announced a record-breaking 2019, experiencing significant growth in accounts, revenue and employees.

Their fast-growing client base and the rapid expansion of services offered to existing customers resulted in a staggering 656% growth in revenue, supported by a 176% growth in our global workforce. By the end of 2020, the company is on track to more than double the number of employees and plans to open more research and development offices around the world.

“In the last year, DefinedCrowd has received incredible market validation,” said Daniela Braga, founder and CEO of the company. “Besides significantly increasing our client base, we’re also thrilled to report we’ve grown our revenue within existing accounts, which proves that we’ve landed and expanded. Existing customers continue to demand more DefinedCrowd training data with its industry-leading quality and fast delivery guarantees. Our new customers are attracted by DefinedCrowd’s growing reputation as the global trusted source for AI data. To support this rapid growth, our workforce has almost doubled in the last year. It’s a hugely exciting period for us, especially considering our plans for further triple digit expansion in 2020. The future is looking bright.”

2019 was also the year in which DefinedCrowd received its ISO 27001 certification, endorsing the company’s highest standards of security in sourcing, handling, transferring and protecting information.

In the same year, DefinedCrowd released its Neevo app, a native app for iOS and Android where users can contribute to the development and improvement of AI systems, allowing the company to offer accurate training data to clients in a fast turnaround time. The app is available at App Store and Play Store, allowing members of Neevo to take part in the future of AI anytime, anywhere.

Additional 2019 highlights for DefinedCrowd include:

· CB Insights: top 100 AI companies in the world.

· Named as one of Seattle’s 10 most-funded CEO women-led tech companies.

· Listed in Built In Seattle’s 50 Startups to Watch in 2019.

· Named one of Europe’s 100 Hottest Startups 2019 in Lisbon by Wired.

· Ranked in Forbes AI 50: America’s Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies.

“The demand for AI-enabled products is increasing exponentially across almost every industry and geography. With our talent and resources, we are definitely on track to become the number one trusted data company for Artificial Intelligence in the world,” said Braga.

Dennis Smith, DefinedCrowd’s Board Member and Managing Partner and Founder at Evolution Equity Partners, agrees. “DefinedCrowd’s results for 2019 are terrific,” he said. “Its revenue growth, customer acquisition, employee and office growth and its numerous awards are all indicators of the company’s huge potential in 2020 and beyond. Evolution Equity Partners as Series A Lead Investor is honored to be part of the DefinedCrowd’s international growth and success.”

And it is this potential that has led to leading investors choosing to invest in DefinedCrowd. Investors like Evolution Equity Partners, Amazon Alexa Fund, Mastercard, Sony Innovation Fund, Portugal Ventures, Bynd Venture Capital, Kibo Ventures, EDP Ventures, and SWAN Venture Fund all believe in DefinedCrowd’s vision to integrate human intelligence and machine learning for a smarter future.

DefinedCrowd reinforces commitment to data security

The Seattle-based company is now ISO 27001 certified, ensuring the highest standards of security in sourcing, handling, transferring and protecting information.

SEATTLE, WA – DefinedCrowd, a smart data company for Artificial Intelligence (AI), has announced today a set of measures to keep data and information secure. The company is now ISO 27001 certified, in addition to their previous GDPR compliance efforts, and the assignment of a Data Security officer.

“The security measures we’ve been putting in place are an important step in strengthening our promise to deliver – and protect – high-quality data for our clients,” explains João Freitas, CTO of DefinedCrowd. “We went through the rigorous process of obtaining ISO 27001 certification, one of the best-known standards in information security, to safeguard our business and our customers from cyber-attacks, loss or corruption of data, and the potential damages that could accompany these issues.”

ISO 27001 is a consistent and centrally controlled management system standard for protecting information and reducing threats to all business processes through effective monitoring and control of IT security risks. Obtaining this certification involves the auditing and evaluation of a variety of internal processes, from information security guidelines, asset management, staff security and access control to systems maintenance, compliance, and cryptography. With this certification, DefinedCrowd ensures compliance with the international standards of the industry, assuring the best practices for information security controls are in place.

“Data is the core of our business, so ensuring its safety is integral to our core values. Considering our clients are big corporations, we are not taking any chances when it comes to data security. Receiving the ISO 27001 certification is an important step, that proves our global commitment to the highest international standards,” states Founder and CEO Daniela Braga. DefinedCrowd was founded in 2015 and was recently named one of the top 100 AI startups by CB Insights. The company has proven its traction in the AI industry by achieving key performance indicators around quality, throughput, and scale, offering capabilities in 50+ languages and dialects. It counts Fortune 500 companies among its client base.

DefinedCrowd launches Neevo app

The Seattle-based company has announced the release of their brand-new mobile application that allows everyone to be part of the future of Artificial Intelligence faster and more efficiently.

Toronto – DefinedCrowd, a smart data company for Artificial Intelligence (AI), has just unveiled their Neevo by DefinedCrowd app at Collision in Toronto.

Designed for people who want to help shape the future, Neevo now offers a native app for iOS and Android where users can contribute to the development and improvement of AI systems. Community members contribute by performing written, tagging, collection, and classification tasks, while being paid for each task completed. This human input enables DefinedCrowd to offer accurate training data in a fast turnaround time to their clients, which include companies such as BWM, Mastercard, Accenture, Jibo, Nuance, and Voicebox, among other Fortune 500 companies.

“With the increasing demand for high-quality training data, it’s crucial to ensure our human-in-the-loop community has fast and efficient access to the AI-related tasks,” states Director of Product, Sara Oliveira. “That’s why the launch of the Neevo app is a big milestone for us, as it provides a mobile-dedicated experience to leverage the human intelligence in our datasets,” she adds.

The app is now available at App Store and Play Store, allowing members of Neevo to take part of the AI future anytime, anywhere.

“As the industry keeps realizing the impact of high-quality data, we keep working to improve our experience not only for our clients but also for our amazing human-in-the-loop community. Thus, I’m very proud to announce the launch of the Neevo app at Collision,” states founder and CEO Daniela Braga. DefinedCrowd was founded in 2015 and was recently named one of the top 100 AI startups by CB Insights.

The company has proven their traction in the AI industry by providing key performance indicators around quality, throughput and scale, offering capabilities in 50+ languages and dialects. The Neevo by DefinedCrowd community supports the company’s global coverage, consisting of 130,000+ skilled members across 60+ countries.

DefinedCrowd triples team and keeps hiring

The Seattle-based company is growing at a fast pace and looking for new talent

DefinedCrowd, a smart data company for Artificial Intelligence (AI), has surpassed the mark of 80 employees globally and has announced today, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, that they will hire another 70 employees by the end of this year.

“Good-quality training data in high demand and the pressure is on to keep up. Our business is growing and we’re searching for professionals looking to make a difference in AI,” reveals COO Walter Benadof. “To keep up with the demand, we will be doubling our team by the end of 2019,”he adds.

DefinedCrowd is currently hiring for the Development, Product, Marketing, and Operations departments, with several openings for Software Developers (Frontend, Backend and Full Stack), QA Automation Engineers, and Machine Learning Engineers. These positions are available throughout the company’s four offices globally and will have an important role on the expansion of the company’s product, an all-in -one platform that allows data scientists to collect, structure, and enrich high-quality training data for AI applications.

“We have a very ambitious goal, we want to be the number one provider of data for AI in the world. This year will be crucial to achieve this goal, as we mature our product, grow our client base, and announce partnerships with the companies that are leading the AI revolution,” states Founder and CEO, Dr. Daniela Braga. “We are looking for the best talent to join our team in this exciting moment, and to be part of the construction of a smarter AI,” she concludes.

To apply, candidates should go to https://careers.definedcrowd.com, where there will be new jobs added throughout the year.

DefinedCrowd was founded in 2015 and was recently named one of the top 100 AI start-ups by CB Insights. With a client list that includes BMW, Mastercard, Nuance, and Yahoo Japan the company has proven their traction in the AI industry by providing KPIs around quality, throughput and scale. The company also offers capabilities in 70+ languages and dialects, supported by their own community, Neevo by DefinedCrowd, which consists of 100,000+ skilled members worldwide. DefinedCrowd is part of the Washington State Department of Commerce delegation, and can be visited at their booth A11 on Hall 8.1 at Mobile World Congress until February 28th.

About DefinedCrowd
DefinedCrowd offers high-quality training data to help machine learning products reach market at improved quality and speed. With world-class expertise in speech and NLP technologies, they support a broad range of use cases, from virtual assistants, to customer review, autonomous vehicles, content categorization, pattern recognition, and even surveillance systems. Through a combination of human intelligence, automatic tools, and machine learning capabilities, DefinedCrowd’s platform allows data scientists to collect, structure, and enrich training data through efficient workflows designed to accelerate enterprise AI initiatives. Their value proposition is quality (95-98% accurate), speed (5-10x faster than competition) and scale (70+ languages and dialects covered).

Contact
Global PR & Communication Manager
Catarina Peyroteo Salteiro
[email protected]

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DefinedCrowd releases smart data platform to market

The smart data startup launches the public release version 1.0 of their product today

Seattle – January 16th 2018 – DefinedCrowd Corp., a technology startup offering a smart data platform, released their product to market today. The company developed a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) that allows data scientists to collect, enrich, and structure data for Artificial Intelligence (AI).

With a rapidly growing AI market, DefinedCrowd aims to fill the gap when it comes to accessing fast, scalable, high-quality training data. The startup offers a SaaS solution, where companies and data scientists can get high-quality datasets to train their AI and Machine Learning systems.

In the platform, clients are able to create projects online from available templates with highly customizable settings. Once the project is launched, the user can monitor its progress in near real time, through quality and performance metrics. Users can also access their data through an API, which was released at the Web Summit in November, and connect DefinedCrowd platform with their machine learning infrastructure along the various data lifecycle phases, from model bootstrapping, to feedback loop data improvements and testing.

“This is a huge milestone for DefinedCrowd,” says Founder and CEO Dr. Daniela Braga. “It is the culmination of two years working on this solution, and we are really proud to release to the world our SaaS platform, with features designed to make data scientists’ lives easier,” adds Dr. Braga.

With a strong specialization in Speech Technologies and Natural Language Processing, along with tools for computer vision, image recognition and other machine learning ecosystems, the company offers solutions to help build a multitude of human-to-computer (HTC) interaction models which can be applied to a number of segments such as Customer Service, Automotive, Energy, Fintech, Retail, Media, Healthcare to name a few. The startup also has their own skilled community, which has been building up around the recently launched brand Neevo by DefinedCrowd. “Human input is critical to ensure accurate results in human-

centric AI systems,” tells CBDO Aya Zook. “This is why it is so important to build a skilled and reliable community, which is the key to surpass quality thresholds,” concludes Zook. The smart data solution is available at www.definedcrowd.ai, where companies can start creating their projects online and getting their high-quality training datasets. To get started, contact DefinedCrowd via the homepage to request a demo and learn about the different annual subscription offers.

We’re teaming up with IBM to make high-quality training data more accessible than ever

Our product Integration with Watson Studio means researchers can now access high-quality training data to train, test and build models all on one platform.

Today marks another huge product milestone here at DefinedCrowd; I’m very excited to announce our product integration with IBM’s Watson Studio. A lot of hard work went into my being able to type those lines this morning, all well worth it for us and our end-users. With DefinedCrowd’s data solutions embedded within Watson Studio, customers can now source, structure, and enrich training data directly from the Watson Studio.

From a logistical perspective, users will be able to set up DefinedCrowd’s customizable data workflows through a dedicated user interface unique to the Watson Studio, the goal being to offer a seamless, one-stop solution for researchers looking to build, train, and test AI models all on the same platform.

In addition to more accessible data, we’re also providing users with quality guarantees that will ensure high-performing results. We’re launching this collaboration with two of our most in-demand workflows, Image Tagging and Text Sentiment Analysis. It’s crucial that these sorts of datasets are sourced and delivered with precision and accuracy, as we’ve detailed in our series on data-labeling. Earning a tech giant like IBM’s trust in handling such critical workflows is a real testament to our work so far.

It’s been a treat to work alongside IBM during this process. A product integration like this doesn’t just increase our exposure externally. Internally, we also get a chance to really examine our core product offerings and focus on how they can be expanded and improved. My team is hard at work on exactly that, and we can’t wait to share all the things we’re building with you. I promise you’ll be hearing from me again very soon.

This integration with IBM fits with an emerging pattern of joint-initiatives between various tech leaders and DefinedCrowd. Earlier this year, we were chosen as an official Amazon Alexa Skills partner, and we’ll be announcing another big collaboration later this year. Joint-efforts like these are an enormous part of our efforts to improve our product offerings to serve a wider array of clients.

We’re ambitious here. Our goal is— and always has been— to stake our claim as the first-choice service provider for high-quality AI training data. Product integrations like this one with IBM are massive for expanding our product capabilities—always my number one priority— and diversifying our client roster. We’re well on our way on both fronts.

So, if you’re an IBM Watson Studio user, we’ll be right there to help the next time you’re building an image recognition or text sentiment analysis model.

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