Clarity Raises $16M in Seed Funding


Clarity, a Tel Aviv, Israel- and NYC-based AI cybersecurity startup, raised $16M in Seed funding.

The round was led by Walden Catalyst Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from Secret Chord Ventures, Ascend Ventures, Fusion VC, and Flying Fish Partners. More than 70 angel investors and advisors also participated, including Udi Mokady, Chairman of CyberArk, and Professor Larry Diamond of Stanford University.

The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its development efforts.

Founded by AI and cyber experts from 8200, Stanford University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, and Israel’s National Security Council, and led by CEO Michael Matias, Clarity is an AI cybersecurity startup that enables organizations to rapidly identify and eliminate deepfakes and synthetic media created by generative AI and pose profound security, financial and reputational risk. The patent-pending technology detects AI manipulations in videos, images and audio and authenticates media with encrypted watermarking. Organizations can integrate Clarity’s solution into their workflows, mitigating risks and protecting the digital integrity of their product and reserves – thus protecting their reputations and reducing risks to litigation.

The company is currently working with some of the largest news organizations to verify their media, is working with the government of Israel, and has recently partnered with Kaltura to verify and authenticate sensitive footage and testimonials from the Oct.7 terrorist attack on Israel by Hamas. 

Commenting on the news, Michael Matias said: “These capital infusions and ongoing partnership with Walden Catalyst and Bessemer means that we an accelerate our R&D and market growth, both essential to our mission of preserving trust in the digital world.”