Artificial Intelligence (AI) start-up Accern announced today the closing of a $13 million Series A funding round to expand its customer base and further develop its no-code AI platform that drives organization-wide efficiency. Fusion Fund led the Series A round for the four-year-old startup. Mighty Capital, Allianz Life Ventures, Vectr Fintech Partners and Viaduct Ventures also participated, along with angel investors from a previous round.
Founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 alumni Kumesh Aroomoogan, a founding member of the Forbes Finance Council, and Anshul Vikram Pandey, Ph.D., an award-winning data-science researcher, Accern’s AI Platform contains ready-made solutions for the financial service industry across asset management, banking and insurance. Powered by adaptive learning, Accern allows enterprises to build powerful workflow automation and risk management solutions for investment research, credit lending, financial crimes (KYC) and reputational risks, among others.
“Organizations could lose customers, financial gains and their reputations when they are lagging behind on technology innovation. Accern enables enterprises to increase efficiency by deploying our AI solutions at scale within our no-code AI platform,” says Aroomoogan. “This round allows us to further democratize AI within enterprises and serve more customers across asset management, banking and now, insurance and fintech.”
Created for developers, data scientists and business analysts, Accern’s no-code platform allows users to build and deploy AI solutions in minutes. The seamless, data-driven platform brings together an integrated data store, AutoML taxonomy capabilities, adaptive NLP and forecasting models, and multiple integrations to import and export solutions.
“Every organization wants to use the immense volume of unstructured data that they have on hand for competitive advantage. Data scientists and R&D leaders are charged with helping their organizations make this happen, but they cannot waste time recreating the same basic code over-and-over again. Accern’s no-code user interface (UI) creates AI solutions with a few clicks, enabling data scientists to rapidly create models and turn them into actionable solutions for the enterprise,” says Pandey. “Our adaptive NLP and forecasting models are able to learn from past actions and provide intelligent recommendations going forward which is very useful for credit and insurance underwriting, portfolio risk, fraud detection, and more. Now teams are able to share their works, integrations, models, taxonomies and more across the enterprise to be leveraged in other use cases, significantly reducing the amount of re-work, and therefore time, that goes into every solution.”
In the two years since its $1M+ seed round, Accern has expanded its solutions to reach banking and insurance while growing its team within New York City. Accern’s technology can be tailored by industry. Its clients and strategic partners include Allianz, Jefferies, IBM, Google, and Microsoft. Currently, Accern’s technology is being considered in conversations on Capitol Hill as a potential solution to predict the spread and financial impact of the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19.
Along with Forbes 30 Under 30 in the 2018 Enterprise Technology category, Accern has been recognized as a top Text Parsing Tool by JP Morgan. The company has also been named among the top 10 AI Software by O’Reilly and Intel AI and top 10 Data Analysis Tools by Benzinga.
“The consistent growth Accern has driven since we initially met the startup is impressive,” said Emily Reitan with Allianz Life Ventures, a customer-turned-investor of the budding startup. “Their innovation and success speak for itself, and we are thrilled to be a part of the company’s growth moving forward.”
This is the second equity-financing round Accern has closed since its formation in 2016, with $14.5M raised to date.
The Accern NoCodeNLP Platform empowers domain experts and business analysts to extract the most accurate insights from massive streams of unstructured data—news, social media, industry reports and internal documents—within minutes. Accern offers pre-built AI/ML/NLP solutions to minimize time to value and maximize ROI for equity research, credit risk, M&A activity, ESG performance, insurance claims, fraud prevention, sanctions monitoring and more.
Recognized as the first NoCode NLP platform and industry leader with the highest accuracy scores, Accern also enables data scientists to customize end-to-end AI/ML/NLP workflows with BYO datasets, taxonomies, models and pre-integrated dashboards and DSML platforms. In production at companies like Allianz, William Blair and Mizuho Bank, Accern accelerates innovation by enhancing existing models and enriching BI dashboards.
Headquartered in New York City, Accern is backed by Fusion Fund, Mighty Capital, Shasta Ventures and Tribe Capital. Learn more at https://accern.com/.