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Sama

2017 Mission St Suite 301
San Francisco, CA 94110
USA
Website Company Summary Management Team
Management

CEO: Wendy Gonzalez (10/31/2018)
General Management: Cindy Abramson (2017)
Finance: Colby Moosman (4/30/2020)
Technology: Loic Juillard (1/31/2019)
Sales/Marketing: Duncan Curtis
Board

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Lloyd Taylor (Autodesk VP Cloud Infrastructure) Deborah S. Conrad (Included Health) Johann Schleier-Smith (if(we)) Ben Parr (Octane AI CMO)
Company

Business description: Sama provides high-quality training data that powers AI technology. The company's platform is trusted by leading companies such as Google, NVIDIA, GM, and Walmart, to develop accurate machine learning models. Sama specializes in image, video, language, and sensor data annotation and validation for machine learning algorithms and has experience in a variety of industries including autonomous transportation, medtech, agriculture, and retail. Driven by a mission to expand opportunities for underserved individuals through the digital economy, Sama is a certified B-Corp and has helped over 56,000 people lift themselves out of poverty. Its training and employment program were recently validated by an MIT-led Randomized Controlled Trial.
Capital

Rounds: 4
Recent Fundings: Nov 2021   Nov 2019
Capital raised: 86.3M
Last Round: 70.0M
Ownership: Private  
VCs include: Ridge Ventures ;  Social Impact Ventures ;  Bluecrest Limited Capital ;  First Ascent Ventures
Corporate investors: Salesforce Ventures;  Vistara Growth
Other investors: Bestseller Foundation ;  CDPQ

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Overview
Record updated: Nov 2021
Sector: Information Technology
Year Founded: 2008
Headcount: 2001-3000 as of Nov 2021
Rounds: 4
Recent Fundings: Nov 2021   Nov 2019
Capital Raised: 86.3M
Last Round: 70.0M
Ownership: Private