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Algorithmia lands $2.4 million in Seed Funding to Activate the Algorithm Economy; Launches App Store for Algorithms

Algorithm marketplace focused on improving discoverability and use of advanced algorithms

SEATTLE, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Algorithmia (www.algorithmia.com), a cloud marketplace for algorithms has raised $2.4 M in seed funding. Algorithmia enables algorithm developers to combine and commercialize their algorithm implementations by making them more discoverable through an app store for algorithms. Developers at companies, universities and organizations can easily find, test and implement these algorithms by accessing Algorithmia's universal API.

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The financing was led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from Rakuten Ventures, Deep Fork Capital as well as prominent angel investors such as Oren Etzioni and Charles Fitzgerald. Algorithmia was founded by Diego M. Oppenheimer and Kenneth Daniel.

While algorithms are influencing consumers lives by helping them find friends, choose movies, and shop online; there is a huge untapped pool of algorithms being created for everything from creating better maps, finding the most qualified reviews, to analyzing DNA. Algorithms have the capability of improving many areas of our lives.  But most of these are trapped on paper and not only is this knowledge hard to find but also rarely is it in a usable state.  Algorithmia brings this groundbreaking knowledge to light and enables anybody and everybody to tap into it.

"Algorithms make applications smarter.  We are building a community around algorithm development and implementation where state-of-the-art algorithms are always live and accessible to anyone," said Diego Oppenheimer, founder and CEO.  "Early response has shown that exposing algorithms and offering them in an easy to use format is not only a time saver for companies but is an incredibly valuable resource in building the critical applications and thinking in new ways about product development.  Developers who haven't had a platform for commercializing all their hard work are excited to see their work change lives."

Co-founders Oppenheimer and Daniel bring a depth of business, technical and data analysis experience to the company. CEO Diego Oppenheimer has over 10 years experience working in business intelligence and building data analysis products, most recently as part of the Microsoft Excel Business Intelligence team. Kenneth Daniel has spent the better part of his life as an algorithm developer including developing marketplace theory for the U. S. Department of Transportation and pursuing his PhD in Artificial Intelligence at USC. The founders met at Carnegie Mellon University.

"Most algorithms never see the light of day because they are trapped in academic papers. Algorithmia could become a key platform where algorithmic innovation meets the market," remarked Oren Etzioni, entrepreneur and CEO of the Allen Institute of Artificial Intelligence.

"By crowdsourcing the algorithmic knowledge of the world in a way that it can be easily combined, we are building a world class intelligence library, " added Kenneth Daniel, founder and CTO. "This is a novel approach to achieving some of the goals of Artificial Intelligence."

"The time is now for a marketplace of algorithms.  Ubiquitous cloud computing resources, the rise of composite applications connected by API's, and the desire of application developers to unlock their data with algorithms and advanced analytics are all major drivers we see with customers every day.  Algorithmia creates a place where businesses can easily discover and experiment with a wide variety of algorithms on their own data, while avoiding all the hassles of IT or provisioning infrastructure.  We love the value proposition for both the demand and supply side of the marketplace, and Kenny and Diego are an amazing founding team who have both the technical and business chops to build this vision into reality," said Tim Porter, Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group who will be joining Algorithmia's board.

Algorithmia is currently in private beta and expects to launch by the end of the year to a broader audience.  To request an invite please visit (link).  

About Algorithmia

Algorithmia is a marketplace for algorithms. Developers can turn algorithms into scalable web services with a single click. Companies and application developers can integrate algorithms into their own applications with under 10 lines of code by accessing the Algorithmia universal API.  Algorithmia is based in Seattle.

About Madrona Venture Group

Madrona (www.madrona.com) has been investing in early-stage technology companies in the Pacific Northwest since 1995 and has been privileged to play a role in some of the region's most successful technology ventures. The firm invests predominantly in seed and Series A rounds across the information technology spectrum, including consumer Internet, commercial software and services, digital media and advertising, networking and cloud computing, and mobile. Madrona manages approximately $1 billion and was an early investor in companies such as Amazon.com, Apptio, Isilon Systems, and Redfin.

About Rakuten Ventures

Rakuten Ventures is an early stage corporate venture capital fund focused on empowering the startup ecosystem to positively affect Internet services globally. The fund was originally launched in 2013 and counts Carousell, Visenze, Coda Payments and Send Anywhere among its investment portfolio. In June 2014, Rakuten Ventures launched a US$100 million global fund to target startups and companies in Israel, Asia Pacific, and the USA, with a focus on companies that can enable better user experience and facilitation.  For more information, please [email protected]

About Deep Fork Capital

Deep Fork Capital is a San Francisco- and New York City-based early-stage venture capital firm focused on investing globally in entrepreneurs who are building disruptive technology-driven companies in the Consumerized Internet. Founded, funded and operated by entrepreneurs, Deep Fork Capital's partner's are familiar with the challenges and opportunities of launching and building a business; as such, the firm seeks to collaborate actively with the entrepreneur throughout the lifecycle of their business. For additional information, visit www.deepforkcapital.com.

Media Contact: Diego Oppenheimer, Algorithmia, 2065529054, [email protected]

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