Essential AI Raises $56.5 Million in Series A

by Kay Aloha Villamor in December 13th, 2023

Essential AI, a San Francisco, CA-based developer of language model-based software designed for enterprises, has raised $56.5 million in Series A funding.  

SaaS Investors  

The round was led by March Capital, with participation from AMD, Franklin Venture Partners, Google, KB Investment, NVIDIA, and Thrive Capital.   

March Capital is a growth-stage venture firm investing in enterprise technology companies with established product-market fit ready to scale up rapidly. Founded in 2014, the firm seeks to invest in the digital transformation of cloud-based software, automation, artificial intelligence, and information technology infrastructure sectors.  

Essential AI Use of Funds  

The funding will be used to build a multidisciplinary team and address real-world AI challenges.  

About Essential AI  

Founded by Ashish Vaswani and Niki Parmar, Essential AI focuses on creating large language models (LLMs) that can adapt to increasingly complex tasks and unlock critical skills, scaling the impact of organizations on society. The company is developing full-stack AI products that quickly learn to increase productivity by automating time-consuming and monotonous workflows. Essential AI’s mission is to deepen the partnership between humans and computers, unlocking collaborative capabilities that far exceed what could be achieved today.   

Funding Details                              

Company: Essential AI  

Raised: $56.5M                        

Round: Series A    

Funding Month: December 2023                                  

Lead Investors: March Capital  

Additional Investors: MD, Franklin Venture Partners, Google, KB Investment, NVIDIA, and Thrive Capital 

Company Website:   

Software Category: LLM Software  








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