Kern AI Raises €2.7 Million in Seed Round  

by Kay Aloha Villamor in February 20th, 2023

Kern AI, an Eichwalde, Germany-based data-centric developer platform for natural language processing to help companies turn their unstructured text into value, raised €2.7 million in seed funding.

The round was co-led by Seedcamp and Faber, with participation from xdeck,, and angel investors Nicolas Peters, Gerrit de Veer, Marcus Nagel, Sebastian Heinz and Julius Heinz, and TKM Family Office.

The funds will be used to expand its platform’s capabilities and use case catalog, grow its developer community, and make it generally available to the public.

Johannes Hötter, co-founder and CEO of Kern AI, highlights: “Kern AI aims to build software with an outstanding developer experience. We strive to provide users with the flexibility to create what they want and to reduce the time between an idea and its implementation. We are confident that Natural Language Processing (NLP) will continue to grow, and with Kern AI’s modular platform, developers have all the resources they need to deploy use cases. This is what we excel at and what we want to demonstrate to the world.”

Kern AI is building a platform designed for developers who want to implement data-centric NLP solutions.

Its use cases range from internal workflows for operational or analytical purposes, such as complex customer-facing services, to building sophisticated NLP applications with their platform as the training database.

The company’s suite of products is used by data scientists at AI-driven organizations (including Samsung, Barmenia, DocuSign, co:here, and Seedcamp-back crowddev) to perform label automation, cleansing, and monitoring.

 Kern AI also announced its free personal tier, which can use as a hobbyist or indie developer. 

Company: Kern AI GmbH

Raised: €2.7M

Round: Seed Round

Funding Month: February 2023

Lead Investors: Seedcamp and Faber

Additional Investors: xdeck and

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Software Category: Data-Centric AI

About the Company: Founded in 2020 by Johannes Hötter and Henrik Wenck, Kern AI is a data-centric platform to power natural language products, workflows, and ETL pipelines. Kern AI offers services in the field of natural language processing that enables a range of interaction modes between humans and machines. It specializes in artificial intelligence, data annotation, machine learning, and intelligent services. Kern AI helps companies to embed modern natural language processing into their products and processes.


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