Anari AI, a Novi Sad, Serbia-based AI chip factory in the cloud, raised $2m in seed funding.
The round was led by Earlybird, with participation from Acequia Capital, Serbian Entrepreneurs, and Eric Ries, author and founder of The Lean Startup. Roland Manger, co-founder and Partner at Earlybird, and Sasha Ostojic, ex-VP at NVIDIA, ex-SVP at Cruise Automation, Advisor at Samsung Electronics and Zoox, and Operating Partner at Playground Global, will be joining Anari’s Board of Directors.
The company intends to use the funds to continue developing the platform and bring it to market.
Led bu Jovan Stojanovic (co-founder and CEO), Stefan Sredojevic (co-founder and COO), and Bogdan Vukobratovic (co-founder and Head of R&D), Anari provides a platform that makes it possible to design personalized AI chips in the cloud. The platform is built on a Python-based programming framework—developed by Anari for chip design. The first configurable AI cloud chip from Anari is Thor X, which delivers efficient processing of 3D Point Cloud/Graph data structures. With this approach, companies are able to build and deploy AI solutions in weeks at a fraction of the cost of traditional hardware development.
The company also has an office in San Francisco.