In the ever-evolving landscape of technology and innovation, Swiss-based Viso has just taken a colossal stride towards democratizing the world of computer vision. This visionary startup has raised a substantial $9.2 million in seed funding, led by the renowned Accel. What sets Viso apart is its mission: to make cutting-edge computer vision technology accessible to businesses of all sizes, without the need for a hefty dose of technical expertise. With angel investors and industry luminaries onboard, Viso is now poised to revolutionize the field of computer vision.
The potential of computer vision is staggering, but the complexity and cost of building and deploying vision-based enterprise applications have historically been significant roadblocks. Founded in Switzerland in 2018 by Gaudenz Boesch and Nico Klingler, Viso offers an elegant solution. Their no-code platform unifies tools, models, and data across the entire computer vision application lifecycle, all within a user-friendly interface that doesn't require a deep well of technical knowledge.
Viso's platform supports a broad range of common cameras, enabling businesses to make the most of existing hardware investments while harnessing the latest machine learning frameworks. This adaptability empowers enterprises to seamlessly integrate computer vision into their existing systems, tailoring solutions to meet their unique needs.
The versatility of Viso's platform extends to training employees and cultivating internal expertise, placing the power of computer vision in the hands of those who understand the intricacies of the business. Notable companies like PwC, A2A, and DPD, along with several Fortune 500 and State-Owned Enterprises, have already harnessed the capabilities of Viso's game-changing technology.
Gaudenz Boesch, Co-CEO, and Co-Founder of Viso, reflects on the company's journey, saying, "When we founded Viso in 2018, our core mission was to make disruptive technologies like computer vision widely accessible to all companies, not just those with the resources and expertise to fully utilize it. Since then, the demand for computer vision-based applications has exploded in nearly every industry. However, due to the high cost, complexity, and scarcity of technical expertise, many companies still aren't able to benefit from vision-based applications at scale."
Andrei Brasoveanu, Partner at Accel, underscores the impact of Viso's work, stating, "As computer vision continues to penetrate multiple industries, from transport and agriculture through to health, Viso has built a horizontal platform to finally give businesses access to computer vision capabilities at scale. We're extremely impressed by the early traction Viso has achieved so far and look forward to supporting Nico and Gaudenz on the journey ahead."
With this injection of funding, Viso is not only transforming the computer vision landscape but also paving the way for a future where businesses, regardless of their size or technical prowess, can harness the power of computer vision to drive innovation and success. The journey is just beginning, and the horizon for computer vision looks brighter than ever.