Once again AI startup funding takes over the week's highlights
Funding rounds we admired from the last 7 days
We see these journeys as an inspiration, offering insights to other founders, startups and innovators.
Mary Superlano

Every week we highlight new funding successes from companies bringing about change in their industries.  We amplify the voice of companies delivering on tech innovation whilst also utilizing remote work, or being clear on the importance of D&I to their brand. All ingredients that talent.ai focus on when selecting the best of the last 7 days. 

We see these journeys as an inspiration, offering insights to other founders, startups and innovators looking to evolve their stories into something extraordinary.  We know the hard work behind these accomplishments and always seek to recognise and applaud those involved from leadership and founders and their entire teams. 

Congratulations to all the founders and teams! 

Series A 

Calypso AI 

CEO & Co-Founder – Neil Serebryany 

Calypso AI is a security startup focusing on helping companies adopt AI and Machine Learning to safeguard themselves against ML attacks. Its software is designed to monitor, assess and test against threats in internal and external AI tools before they deploy. 

San Francisco-based Calypso AI is biting off a big task but just got a show of confidence from investors. The company secured a $23 Million Series A funding round led by Paladin Capital Group with participation from other funds, and big-name angel investors like former YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. 

The company will use new funds to further its product development, increase headcount and market initiatives. AI’s quick takeover is now a part of almost all industries but as companies race to use it to their advantage fears also rise over potential security risks and privacy. Calypso AI is primed to take a great spot in the AI boom! 

Resistant AI

CEO & Co-Founder – Martin Rehak 

Resistant AI is a fintech security startup offering ML systems protection, safeguarding them from adversarial manipulation and possible fraud. The company helps financial institutions create automated fraud check systems and other safeguards while still allowing for the adoption of cutting-edge AI and ML technology to be implemented. 

Prague-based Resistant AI secured an extended Series A investment round of $11 Million led by Notion Capital last week. This brings its total Series A round to $27.6 million with previous investments coming from Index Ventures, GV, Seedcamp, and Credo Ventures. 

The new funding comes after an incredibly successful year for the company where its clients nearly doubled. Fintech security is a huge industry that is growing even faster in the age of AI. With new threats coming constantly and the need to create security responses on the same level. All of which makes Resitant AI a safe bet for growth! 

Series B

The size of AI startup funding highlights the industry's takeover of the tech sphere and investment interest

Celestial AI 

CEO & Co-Founder – David Lazovsky

Celestial AI offers Neuromorphic Photonic AI Computing solutions with its Photonic Fabric™ which provides an optical tech base for the scaling and development of AI advancements. The company’s cutting-edge technology is its proprietary Photonic Fabric. Innovating the use of light for data movements. 

Santa Clara-based Celestial AI closed on a significant backing of $100 Million in a Series B round led by IAG Capital Partners, Koch Disruptive Technologies and Temasek’s Xora Innovation fund. 

The company not only promises faster AI development but also a possible reduction in hardware costs. If Celestial AI’s tech is up for the challenge it could become the next huge supplier for the growing industry, keep in mind that AI is constantly demanding faster and more energy-efficient tech to power is growth. 


CEO & Co-Founder – Itamar Benedy

Anzu is a gaming advertising solution provider covering titles for mobile, PC, consoles and the metaverse. The company offers in-game ads that are non-disruptive and with high engagement formats. 

Tel Aviv-based Anzu just closed an important $48 Million Series B round led by Emmis with participation from new and existing investors. This comes after the recent hiring of a new EVP of Global Sales Nerissa MacDonald and plans for further team expansions. 

Part of the new funds will be used to scale its teams and develop its presence in the US. In-game advertising is growing exponentially and Anzu solutions make it easier for game developers to create continuous revenue without subtracting from players’ experience. It’s a win-win solution!

Series C


CEO – Kurt Mackey

Fly.io is an ADN or Application Delivery Network helping website owners connect and deploy close to their users and customers. Using a network of servers to manage traffic, run requests and backend applications, all to keep a direct line between website owners and visitors. Accessible in a few clicks and secure. 

Chicago-based Fly.io closed on a $25 Million Series C round just last week. The round is led by  A16Z plus existing investors and will be used to develop additional features to their original offering. 

The company hopes to create a hardware fleet to support its software, develop in more regions that will allow other apps to run with Fly.io, and add investment to support operations. Fly.io is a great tool for companies expanding on the go and wanting to stay close to users across the internet.

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