Cortexica Vision Systems

artificial intelligence/machine learning

FOUNDING YEAR: 2008
LOCATION: United Kingdom
Last Update: 01/05/2020

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About

Cortexica are leaders in AI, Machine Learning and Computer Vision for image and video analysis. Focused on creating and turning cutting-edge AI and machine learning research into real world solutions that make businesses commercially stronger.Starting life from the Bio-engineering Department at Imperial College London, Cortexica originated from a research project to reverse-engineer the human visual cortex, and now has its own team of PhD researchers and engineers that form the back bone of its video centre of excellence. We are proud to be independent whilst proactively partnering with Cisco, Accenture, Axis, AAEON, Intel, as well as global leading academic institutions.

MEDICI Analysis

Cortexica was spun out of Imperial College London in February 2009 after six and a half years of research to understand how humans see and two years building algorithms to accurately mimic human visual recognition.

Focus

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Cortexica provides visual search and image recognition technology for the retail fashion industry findSimilar-allow customers to search by image for similar items in a designated product inventory. Reverse Image Search-reverse image search to find matching products and logos by analysing attributes such as pattern and shape

MAIN CLIENTS

John Lewis

Hammerson

Gsk

Accenture

United Colors Of Benetton

Unilever

Virgin Money

Lookhave

Macys

Ebay

Zalando

Waitrose

The Netset

National Maritime Museum

Centrica

Very.co.uk

Tesco

EXISTING PARTNERSHIPS

zalando,ebay,macy's

COMMENT

The application of this technology is set to revolutionize the on-line and mobile Fashion marketplace. With it, retailers and major brand owners are enabling their customers to start their individual searches for clothing or accessories by just by taking a picture.

People

FOUNDERS

Scott White

Anil Bharath

BOARD MEMBERS AND ADVISORS

Jon Edington

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

11-50

INVESTORS:

Imperial College of Science

Imperial Investors

Technology & Medicine

Touchstone Innovations

KEY EMPLOYEES:

Iain McCready (CEO); Iain McCready (COO)

Momentum

FUNDED

NO

TOTAL FUNDING

$9.18 M

DATE OF LAST FUNDING

Apr 2017

TOTAL FUNDING COMMENT

Venture fund: $8.7 M(Apr 2017)

SEED & PRIOR FUNDING

$689.83 K

SEED CLOSED ON

Jan 2009

LISTED

NO

COMMENT

Other Funding -36450000

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