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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, MA, US
Employee Ratings4.2
Overall CultureA+

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)70(-12%)
Job Openings4
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 an office in Boston
Boston, MA, US (HQ)
53 State St Floor 37
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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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Affectiva Cybersecurity Score

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Affectiva Online and Social Media Presence

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Affectiva News and Updates

Senior Executives from Affectiva and Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA join MassTLC Board of Trustees

LEXINGTON, Mass., June 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The MassTLC Board of Trustees welcomed two Massachusetts tech leaders – Dr. Rana el Kaliouby, Co-Founder and CEO of emotion AI company, Affectiva, and Stephanie Browne, Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclus…

Emotion-detection software startup Affectiva acquired for $73.5M

Smart Eye, the publicly traded Swedish company that supplies driver monitoring systems for a dozen automakers, has acquired emotion-detection software startup Affectiva for $73.5 million in a cash-and-stock deal. Affectiva, which spun out of the MIT Media Lab in 2009, has developed software that can…

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

Affectiva and Smart Eye Join Forces to Form a Global AI Powerhouse

It’s a monumental day for us here at Affectiva, and an exciting one for anyone who believes in our mission to humanize technology. Today, we announced that we have entered into an agreement under which Smart Eye, the global leader in eye tracking and driver monitoring systems, will acqui…

3 Things Women Should Do to Thrive in Male-Dominated Industries

It may come as no surprise that women are underrepresented in automotive: in fact, a recent study showed that women held only 23.6% of jobs in the motor vehicles and motor vehicles equipment manufacturing industry. And while the COVID19 pandemic allowed for a more flexible work-from-home…
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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 70 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 $79.3 k.

  • Who are Affectiva competitors?

    Competitors of Affectiva include Cogito, AISpeech and Observe.AI.

  • Where is Affectiva headquarters?

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

  • Where are Affectiva offices?

    Affectiva has an office in Boston.

  • How many offices does Affectiva have?

    Affectiva has 2 offices.