Grid AI raises $18.6 M Series A to assist AI engineers and scientists bring their models to production

Grid AI raises $18.6 M Series A to assist AI engineers and scientists bring their models to production

Grid AI, a start-up founded by the creator of the popular open-source PyTorch Lightning job, William Falcon, that intends to assist artificial intelligence engineers more effectively, today announced that it has raised an $18.6 million Series A financing round, which closed earlier this summer. The round was led by Index Ventures, with involvement from Bain […] When you utilize Lightning and Grid it’s hard to make mistakes. That’s the Lightning “magic” applied to training and structure models at scale,” Falcon said. With this new funding, Grid, which currently has 25 employees, prepares to broaden its team and reinforce its business offering by means of both Grid AI and through the open-source task.”I have first-hand understanding of the level that dishonest AI can have,” he said. We feel extremely privileged to be part of Grid’s journey….

Index Ventures’ Nina Achadjian and Sarah Cannon: ‘There’s essentially a limitless bid’ for growth-stage startups

Index Ventures’ Nina Achadjian and Sarah Cannon: ‘There’s essentially a limitless bid’ for growth-stage startups

The venture world is swimming in capital these days, and the flood doesn’t appear to be abating. That’s changing the game for venture capitalists and their firms, which transformed from solo practitioners focused on one stage and a single geographical area to covering all startups in all geos in all industries in just a handful […] …

Extra Crunch Live: Join us today at 2pm EDT/ 11am PDT to go over the future of startup investing with Index Ventures VCs Nina Achadjian and Sarah Cannon

Extra Crunch Live: Join us today at 2pm EDT/ 11am PDT to go over the future of startup investing with Index Ventures VCs Nina Achadjian and Sarah Cannon

The equity capital world is quickly changing, and thank heavens we have 2 of the most intelligent VCs on the future of investing, performance tools, and remote work joining us today to understand all the noise. On Extra Crunch Live today, Sarah Cannon and Nina Achadjian, 2 VC partners based in Index Ventures’ SF […] SF workplace, will talk about these topics and more. Plus, we will be taking questions from the audience, so come prepared. Achadjian has actually been searching for and investing into some of the most fascinating brand-new collaborative business that are reconstructing the business from the ground up (which takes place to have been a brilliant relocation offered our remote-work world this year). …

Where top VCs are investing in remote events

Where top VCs are investing in remote events

The novel coronavirus pandemic has rapidly moved companies into a remote-first world. Nearly all of the world’s largest events have been canceled, put on pause or pivoted to online-only. In the tech world, event cancellations thus far have included SXSW, GDC, Mobile World Congress, Google I/O, Facebook F8, E3 and others. As more and more […] …