Founder and CEO Daniela Braga Among 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs at 2021 Builders + Innovators Summit
SEATTLE, October 13, 2021 – Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing DefinedCrowd’s Founder and CEO as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2021 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Healdsburg, California.
Goldman Sachs selected Daniela Braga as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event.
With two decades of experience across research, industry and entrepreneurship, and a hybrid background that spans from linguistics to engineering to AI, Braga is a citizen of the world and one the world leaders of Crowdsourcing adoption in large enterprises. Braga raised more than $63 million USD, and is the woman founder who raised the largest Series B in an AI company the US.
Always looking for the next challenge and to get out of her comfort zone, Braga founded DefinedCrowd in 2015 and won several awards over the last years, such as Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Pacific Northwest finalist and Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 by the João Vasconcelos Award. Under her leadership, DefinedCrowd ranked #27 in the Inc 5000 list with an 8550% revenue growth, won the VentureBeat AI Innovation Award; and was featured on several rankings, such as Forbes’ America’s Best Startup Employers, Forbes’ America’s Top 50 Most Promising AI Companies, and CBInsight’s AI 100: The Artificial Intelligence Startups Redefining Industries.
“Innovation doesn’t happen just anywhere; it thrives where there’s a wide range of thoughts and perspectives,” said David M. Solomon, Chairman & CEO of Goldman Sachs. “One of our great strengths is our ability to bring together people from different walks of life and to spark conversations today that will lead to breakthroughs tomorrow. The leaders we’ve chosen to highlight at our Builders + Innovators Summit are truly remarkable, and we are pleased to recognize Daniela Braga as one of this year’s most intriguing entrepreneurs.”
In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.
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.