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AI training startup Chooch AI raises $2.8M led by Vickers Venture Partners


AI training startup Chooch.AI has raised a $2.8 million in a seed round led by VC firm Vickers Venture Partners and joined by angel investors. The funds will be used to expand market reach and grow the team, including hiring additional engineers.

The company says Chooch can quickly be trained to perform as a visual expert in any field, identifying aircraft parts or human faces, or identifying and counting cancer cells, among other uses. Chooch neural networks return metadata about presented images or video, including a person’s identity in security screening use cases, or a product SKU. According to the announcement, the software can be trained to accurately identify features from any media, such as web-based video, drone feeds, or medical imagery,

“Chooch’s novel technology, with its focus on AI training and flexible integrations, means that it is uniquely positioned to be an end-to-end, deep learning visual AI solution, and an alternative visual solution to Google Vision or Amazon Rekognition,” comments Vickers Venture Partners chairman Dr. Finian Tan. “We look forward to working closely with the Chooch team as they expand across regions.”

“We’ve made machine learning for computer vision super easy to use and implement at scale,” adds Emrah Gultekin, CEO of Chooch AI. “This provides massive competitive advantages to companies who integrate Visual AI into their processes.”

Chooch recently launched a new mobile software development kit to beta to enable developers to build enterprise-grade trainable facial and object identification into mobile applications.

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