Jasper, an Austin, TX-based AI-powered content platform, announced that it raised $125 million in Series A funding at a $1.5 billion valuation.
The round was led by Insight Partners, with participation from Coatue, Bessemer Venture Partners, IVP, Foundation Capital, Founders Circle Capital, and HubSpot Ventures.
The funding will be used to further invest in the product, improve the customer experience, and bring Jasper to all the platforms creators use.
The funding follows with the addition of Jasper Art, text-to-image generation functionality. The company's newest innovation is a browser extension that allows Jasper to power every textbox on virtually any site.
"Generative AI represents a major breakthrough in creative potential, but it's still inaccessible and intimidating to many," says , Dave Rogenmoser, CEO & Co-founder at Jasper. "Jasper is working to bring AI to the masses and teach people how to leverage it responsibly so that businesses and individuals can better convey their ideas. We're grateful to our investors for believing in that potential as firmly as we do."
Jasper's new Chrome browser extension allows users to execute generative actions. The plugin is available at Jasper.ai and is compatible with Google Docs, Gmail, Notion, HubSpot, Shopify, social media platforms, content management systems, and a variety of other content destinations.
Since its start in January 2021, Jasper has grown rapidly, and it now has over 70,000 paying users ranging from individual creatives to huge enterprise teams.
Company: Jasper, Inc.
Round: Series A
Funding Month: October 2022
Lead Investors: Insight Partners
Additional Investors: Coatue, Bessemer Venture Partners, IVP, Foundation Capital, Founders Circle Capital, HubSpot Ventures
Company Website: https://www.jasper.ai/
Software Category: AI-powered content platform
About the Company: Founded in 2021 by Dave Rogenmoser, Chris Hull, and John Phillip Morgan, Jasper is an AI Content Platform that enables individuals and teams to leverage AI to scale their content strategies. Jasper makes generative artificial intelligence accessible to businesses and individual creators, enabling them to break through writer's block, create original art, and repackage content for format, language, and tone. Jasper's reach and use cases are wide and span from individual creatives to large teams at content-forward companies. Jasper has been used to help enterprises scale their content strategies, write and illustrate children's books, help non-native speakers communicate their ideas more effectively, and enable people to develop daily writing habits. With Jasper, anyone from individual freelancers to creators at enterprise companies can break through writer's block, repackage what they've written, create original images, and adapt their content to different formats and languages. Jasper has been recognized as "one of America's fastest-growing private companies" by Inc. 5000.