Blackbird.AI, a New York-based AI-driven Disinformation Intelligence Platform, closed a $10 million in Series A funding.
The round was led by Dorilton Ventures, with participation from new investors including Generation Ventures, Trousdale Ventures, StartFast Ventures, and Richard Clarke, former chief counter-terrorism advisor for the National Security Council. Existing investor NetX also participated.
The company intends to use the funds to scale up its engineering and sales teams, fast-track new product development, and accelerate platform adoption by a global client base.
Company: SocialTrendly, Inc.
Round: Series A
Funding Month: September 2021
Lead Investors: Dorilton Ventures
Additional Investors: Generation Ventures, Trousdale Ventures, StartFast Ventures, Richard Clarke and NetX
Company Website: https://www.blackbird.ai/
Software Category: Disinformation Intelligence Platform
About the Company: Led by Wasim Khaled, CEO & Co-Founder, and Dr. Naushad UzZaman, CTO and co-founder, Blackbird.AI helps organizations detect and respond to disinformation and manipulation that causes reputational and financial harm. Powered by an AI-Driven Constellation Platform, Fortune 500s and governments can respond quickly to harmful information campaigns by surfacing complex relationships and insights within billions of data points in an instant. The funding announcement comes following a newly formed partnership with Weber Shandwick, a global communications network, to help Fortune 500 companies and other large organizations enhance their media security practices by understanding harmful information risks that can impact their businesses.