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Affectiva is a company specializing in emotion AI. It offers Automotive AI, an in-cabin sensing (ICS) platform that identifies from face and voice complex and nuanced emotional and cognitive states of drivers and passengers. The company also provides Media Analytics platform for businesses to understand how their customers and consumers feel.

HQBoston, US
Employee Ratings4.1
Overall CultureA+

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Employees (est.) (Nov 2020)107(-5%)
Job Openings8
Revenue (Y, 2014)$5.6 M(+11%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at Affectiva

Rana el Kaliouby

Rana el Kaliouby

CEO & Co-Founder
Gabi Zijderveld

Gabi Zijderveld

Chief Marketing Officer
Sarah Ward

Sarah Ward

Director of Operations
Andy Zeilman

Andy Zeilman

Chief Strategy Officer
Graham Page

Graham Page

Global Managing Director, Media analytics
Tim Peacock

Tim Peacock

Chief Operating Officer
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Affectiva Office Locations

Affectiva has offices in Boston and Cairo
Boston, US (HQ)
53 State St Floor 37
Cairo, EG
90th Street, Building 311, 5th settlement
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Affectiva Financials and Metrics

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Affectiva total Funding

$59.7 m

Affectiva latest funding size

$26 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

Affectiva investors

Affectiva's latest funding round in April 2019 was reported to be $26 m. In total, Affectiva has raised $59.7 m. Affectiva's latest valuation is reported to be $116 m.
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Affectiva Revenue

Affectiva's revenue was reported to be $5.55 m in Y, 2014 which is a 10.7% increase from the previous period.

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Affectiva Operating Metrics

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Faces Analyzed to Date

2.54 m3.82 m4.82 m5.66 m6.25 m7.01 m7.46 m7.86 m8.05 m8.33 m9.02 m9.36 m9.75 m

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Patents (US)

29 29

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Affectiva Cybersecurity Score

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Affectiva Online and Social Media Presence

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Affectiva News and Updates

Affectiva Appoints Graham Page as New Global Managing Director of Media Analytics

Market research and neuromarketing industry veteran will scale new applications of Emotion AI in content analysis and customer experience

Affectiva raises $26 million to bring emotional intelligence AI to car safety systems

Affectiva raised $26 million to advance its emotion and object detection AI for car safety systems and supply insights for autonomous vehicles.

Affectiva launches emotion tracking AI for drivers in autonomous vehicles

Affectiva today announced the launch of its Automotive AI service that lets creators of autonomous vehicles and other transportation systems track users’ emotional response. The Automotive offering is Affectiva’s third service for tracking the emotional response of product users. It’s part of a long…

Affectiva Blogs

From Boston to Cairo: Fostering Cross-Cultural Collaboration at Affectiva

What does it take to lead an international team? How do you foster cross-cultural collaboration, and how do you keep team members aligned? Of course this is even more important today as we work virtually with the pandemic, but even pre-Coronavirus this was especially true for team Affect…

4 lessons for a radical rethink of leadership in the post-COVID-19 era

Despite talks of greater inclusion in recent years for women and people of color, the AI and tech industries are not nearly as diverse as they should be. Thanks to the power of the World Economic Forum / The Forum of Young Global Leaders network, Rana was able to connect and collaborate with fellow …

Women Founders of AI Startups Take Aim at Gender Bias

When Rana first raised money for Affectiva years ago, she and her co-founder Dr. Rosalind Picard would not use the “e-word” even though they were pitching an Emotion AI company. They worried it sounded too feminine in a male dominated industry, where VCs invest in people that look like them. Fast fo…

Is artificial intelligence the ultimate mobility value driver?

At Affectiva, we believe that artificial intelligence will transform the automotive industry. Affectiva’s Automotive AI is an In-Cabin Sensing system that uses in-vehicle cameras and deep learning-based software to detect the state of the driver, other occupants and the cabin. Providing a deep under…

Affectiva recognized on CB Insights’ Top 100 Innovative AI Startups

CB Insights announced its AI 100 list for 2020: an annual ranking of the 100 most promising AI start ups in the world. These AI companies are charting the course for the future of the industry, and Affectiva is extremely proud to have made the list this year alongside so many other innovators. Read …
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Affectiva Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Affectiva founded?

    Affectiva was founded in 2009.

  • Who are Affectiva key executives?

    Affectiva's key executives are Rana el Kaliouby, Gabi Zijderveld and Sarah Ward.

  • How many employees does Affectiva have?

    Affectiva has 107 employees.

  • What is Affectiva revenue?

    Latest Affectiva annual revenue is $5.6 m.

  • What is Affectiva revenue per employee?

    Latest Affectiva revenue per employee is $51.9 k.

  • Who are Affectiva competitors?

    Competitors of Affectiva include Beyond Verbal, Snips and Call Journey.

  • Where is Affectiva headquarters?

    Affectiva headquarters is located at 53 State St Floor 37, Boston.

  • Where are Affectiva offices?

    Affectiva has offices in Boston and Cairo.

  • How many offices does Affectiva have?

    Affectiva has 2 offices.