AnyVision, a New York-based AI powered physical security company, raised $235M in funding.
The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 with participation from Eldridge with further participation from existing investors. As part of the transaction, Amit Lubovsky, Director for SoftBank Investment Advisers, will join AnyVision’s Board of Directors.
The company intends to use use the funds to develop its technology by integrating SDKs and software onto edge-devices (e.g., smart cameras, bodycams, and even chips), expand into new markets and accelerate its channel program.
Led by CEO Avi Golan, AnyVision provides a visual AI platform for organizations across the globe to create trusted experiences in their physical spaces. Its Access Point AI platform leverages technologies to help protect an organization’s physical access points by identifying authorized personnel and persons of interest in real-time — whether VIPs or bad actors — and layering in additional operational insights to streamline the customer experience.
Proceeds from the round will accelerate the company’s product innovation in edge computing and Access Point AI used to optimize touchless access control, video surveillance, and watchlist alerting. This same platform will drive operational insights including occupancy analytics, people counting, and dwell times as well as flag potentially dangerous behavior. Its biometric technologies currently serve leading blue-chip organizations across financial services, gaming, stadiums, education, critical infrastructure, healthcare, and manufacturing/distribution verticals.
To increase its market reach, AnyVision has signed strategic relationships with several key partners in this space including Honeywell, Schneider Electric, Boon Edam, Ambarella, and Nvidia as well as a number of key regional system integrators.